Posted on Monday, 26th November 2012 by Tony Merakli
I’ll be the first to admit that I love Thierry Henry – always have, always will – and the news of his possible return to the club on a short-term deal during the winter transfer window will no doubt excite fans, including myself.
I think it’s fair to say we would love to see the 35-year-old pull on the Arsenal shirt once again and add to his incredible 228 goals for The Gunners.
But while the Arsenal legend would undeniably be welcomed back with open arms, I just don’t see how this move would benefit the club in the long run – it simply won’t in my eyes.
Don’t get me wrong, I would love to see the Frenchman back at the club and net a few goals for us, but is it really a step forward?
With all do respect to Henry, shouldn’t Arsene Wenger be targeting and signing a striker who will stay longer than a month or so? I wholeheartedly believe so.
I firmly believe if Wenger does bring back Henry then he will only be papering over the cracks, like he did last season. He’s definitely got some cash to splash in January, despite what we hear is going on, so why not utilize it.
I would love to see Thierry back at Arsenal, and hope this loan move does transpire, but only if Wenger signs another striker on a permanent deal – Schalke’s Klaas-Jan Huntelaar would be an ideal acquisition for £6 million – otherwise he will be pulling the wool over our eyes once again and ignoring the real problem(s) at hand.
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