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Henry: I want to come 'home' to Arsenal

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has revealed his intention to return to the club, saying: "If, one day, they want me, I will come back. When, I don't know, I just want to be back."

Henry, 33, scored 226 goals and earned the adoration of the Gunners' faithful during a successful eight-year spell with the club, before moving on to Barcelona in 2007.

The striker had some success at the Camp Nou but his time there was ultimately frustrating as he struggled to make as significant an impact on the Barca side, and in 2010 he moved on to MLS team New York Red Bulls.

Henry is contracted to the Red Bulls until 2014, but after having a taste of life back at Arsenal in January, when he trained with Arsene Wenger's side to mainatin his fitness during the MLS off-season, the former Gunner is happy to entertain talk about a possible return.

"I love the club," Henry said. "Unfortunately we know I had to leave but although I left Arsenal you never really leave. Whenever I go back I feel like I have gone home.

"It goes without saying I would love to go back there. I hope one day I can go back. I love that club and I just want to give as much as possible to them, after what they gave me."

Whether Wenger would ever welcome Henry back as a player remains uncertain, as it would be at odds with his policy of nurturing the club's young talent - though Wenger did sign veteran Sol Campbell for a second time last season.

A coaching role would appear a more likely route should Henry return to the Gunners, and he even suggested he would be willing to put himself forward as a candidate to replace Wenger when he eventually leaves the club.

"I know the day Arsene leaves is going to be a difficult one and I don't know who can replace him," Henry said. "That is going to be hard but if, one day, they want me I will come back. When, I don't know, I just want to be back."


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