Thierry Henry has again reasserted his desire to one day become Arsenal manager, but admits his short-term focus is on learning the ropes as a coach.
Currently undertaking his UEFA coaching badges, including sessions at the Gunners’ Hale End youth academy, the Frenchman underlined that the road back to the Emirates is a long one.
Speaking four days before his countrymen pay homage to his international career before France’s game with Brazil at the Stade de France, Henry tackled questions about his future.
“I know football, but can I teach someone? I don’t know yet. I am just learning, I don’t know if I’ll have an opportunity.
“I really like Arsenal. Yes I would (like to become Arsenal manager). But I am not there yet.
“If I am in my dreams, I would say “I would like to come back to Arsenal”, but life doesn’t work like that.”
Laurent Koscielny, who is set to feature in Les Bleus friendly with Brazil, was also quizzed on Henry’s influence and reputation in N5.
“At Arsenal, he is God,” noted the centre-back. “He made the club bigger with Wenger. He deserves that statue.”
On the subject of Henry one day being the main man in the Emirates dugout, Koscielny continued: “It is possible, but at the moment Titi needs to learn still. He’s doing that with the youngsters.”