Wenger says that Henry can play alongside Van Persie in Arsenal’s system

The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is adamant that Thierry Henry has not been brought back on loan simply to act as cover for Robin Van Persie, as he could also be used on the wing in place of Gervinho when the Ivorian goes to the Nations Cup.

Wenger cites the fact that Henry stopped playing in the centre-forward position when he left Arsenal for La Liga. “Thierry came into the side on the left and when he moved to Barcelona.” Wenger said.”He played on the left because they had Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the middle.

“He played on the left, he showed he can still do it and can play in any of the three positions up front in the system we play. He can also play behind the striker as well.”

So even if Van Persie stays fit for the whole of Henry’s loan period, Arsenal fans could still get the chance to see the King in action alongside Van Persie. What an excellent combination that could prove to be…..

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9 comments

  1. ForceIndia says:

    Yehh.the King is Back..but the kingdom has changed from what he had left.Its high tym we make sum quality signings to get back to where we belong.Arsene Wenger get outta ur cheque books nd make ur moves this winter…get us Mario Gotze and Podolski. gotze can play along with Wilshere in midfield and Podolski cn play as let winger or alongside Van Persie as long tym replacement!!!

  2. Snazzy chibuzo onuegbu says:

    Good to play henry in left position as he did with baca.henry will be a success in his second stint with arsenal but if i may ask, what is arsenal upto? What are we contesting for? Prof, we know henry is good but we are looking beyond two months.our lazzy chamark cannot carry arsenal come march should rvp got injured. I still support the puchase of lukas podolski as he can score from any angle as seen in 2006 world cup and 2011/2012 bundesliga season. Right now, the two manchester clubs have taken the first two positions. Totteham are too good. Chelsea are regrouping while liverpool are getting as they demonstrated against newcastle. So if arsemal fail to act wisely, we will hav ourselves to blame come may. N:b podolski still eligible for champions league. Gooner forever.

  3. James muriithi says:

    So does this mean podolskh is not coming?what about gotze?we lack creativity at the centre.i see us in europa league unless we buy now.is wenger listening?see u in may.

  4. Scott says:

    Aussie Jack…..I am one of few that celebrate New Year the same time you do…..central coast of NSW boy here!!!!!
    I always think we look better with two strikers……..it only happens when we’re behind and chasing,but I think we play better.
    Happy new year to all.

    1. Aussie Jack says:

      Seventy six years on the planet and 65 years following the Gunners, since Highbury 1947, so I reckon I`ve earned a glass or two at New Year.
      Nice to know I have a compatriot in N.S.W.. I live in the middle of it at a little place called `Arsenalwho`?
      Good to have you onboard. AJ.

  5. Aussie Jack says:

    Try again. Whether or not the fans and Wenger would agree with me I don`t know but I would like to see van Persie and Henry alongside each other in a 4-4-2 formation backed by Arteta, Rosicky, Beneyoun, Walcott and Ox-Chamberlain in front of a full defence. I know I`m greedy but, Wilshere on the bench for the last 30 minutes would do me fine.

    OK, I`ve had a couple but it is New Years Eve where I am.

    HNY to all…….AJ.

  6. goon124 says:

    But you will not play him there will you as it will ruin the set up … you will play him in the gervinho?arshavin role

    Will henry stick to it ?

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