Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Thierry Henry will return to the club on a short-term basis next month.
Speaking at his pre-QPR press conference Wenger said a loan deal was not fully complete yet but ‘will certainly happen’.
And the manager is sure the former captain can make an impact in more ways than one. “It can only be positive,”, he said, “because he has exceptional talent. He is experienced, he is quality, and can help the players on and off the pitch. He has still class, pace and quality. He is here to help the club he loves. But we must not put too much pressure on him. He is 34.
“It shows that Arsenal is always special to players, such as Sol Campbell, Jens Lehmann and now Thierry. When Robin and Thierry play together we will do very well.”
Arsenal are in need of cover in the striking positions because of the departures of Marouane Chamakh and Gervinho to the African Cup of Nations, however, Wenger appeared to rule out any further signings unless other players left the club.
“We are not looking for permanent players unless we lose players, as we have a big squad”.