As is becoming something of an annual tradition, Thierry Henry is back training with Arsenal as he maintains his fitness in the MLS off-season.
The 36-year-old, who made 30 appearances for the New York Red Bulls before they were downed 4-3 on aggregate in the MLS play-offs by the Houston somethingorothers at the beginning of the month, was captured by the Gunners’ in-house photographers wearing the vacant number 2 on his training gear, sporting a nifty hat and smiling in a bemused manner at Emmanuel Frimpong.
While the Frenchman memorably signed on loan two years ago, scoring a couple of tidy goals against Leeds United and Sunderland along the way, he’s very unlikely to be pulling on the match shirt in anger this time around although his cheerleader/sage-like qualities will no doubt be very welcome in the camp.
Arseblog News is speculating but we wouldn’t be surprised if Titi also has a role to play at some point in the promotion of Arsenal’s new kit-deal with Puma. Sponsored by the German sportsbrand himself, he was pictured in what’s purportedly next year’s strip alongside Bacary Sagna and Olivier Giroud at a photoshoot a couple of months ago.
For what it’s worth we also wouldn’t be surprised if he gets involved with the unveiling of Dennis Bergkamp’s statue which is also due in the coming months.
Welcome back Thierry.