For many Arsenal fans, already delighted by the goals against Leeds and Blackburn, Thierry Henry’s loan spell should only end in one way: the former captain nutmegging his way up the pitch during Arsenal’s game with Sp*rs on Feb 26th before running back the other way, turning around, nutmegging them all again before cunting one in from 35 yards to win the game in the last minute causing Harry Redknapp to reach Twitch-con 5©®.
However, it seems as if that dream is unlikely to become reality. New York Red Bulls head coach, Hans Backe, revealed at a news conference that having spoken to Thierry just a couple of days ago, he was expecting him back on the 17th of February.
“He will be back here in New York when I talked with him a couple days ago,” Backe said.
“February 17, in between our two camps. What I know, it’s only rumours. I haven’t heard anything from them about extending the loan.”
Henry has already spoken about the responsibility he has to his current club, and while it would be nice to see him put one to the scummers again, we have to respect that he’s only our player on loan and he’s got to fulfill his duties in the MLS.
If there’s some kind of reprieve which would see him play, then great, but let’s be thankful that in the 6 week loan spell we’ve seen a couple of goals and nobody will forget that wonderful Leeds moment.