Date: 8th February 2017 at 12:33pm
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Arsenal legend Thierry Henry remains hopeful that he’ll one day get the chance to become the Gunners boss.

However, despite the pressure that Arsene Wenger is coming under at Arsenal at the moment – which could mean his spell in charge ends when his contract does in the summer – Henry has made it clear he’s not ready for the job at the moment.

The Frenchman knows he’s not achieved anything in coaching yet to suggest he’s ready for Arsenal. But his love for the club – with him hurt by the current situation – means he couldn’t say no.

He was quoted by RMC – via the Metro – as saying.

‘I will not say no (to coaching Arsenal one day). If I say no, I would be lying. I have to respect that there are people who are in place there already. I have not done anything as a coach. What I feel for Arsenal is true and (I have felt it) for a long time. I`m not going to say it does not make me cold or hot. I think about it, but I`m far from it.’

On another note it was previously suggested that Henry had said Olivier Giroud wasn’t good enough for Arsenal with this also commented on.

Henry said in another interview with L’Equipe – with him quoted by the Standard on this occasion – he would have enjoyed playing alongside him at Arsenal.

‘I would have liked to have played with him. As someone who brings others into play, he is extraordinary.’

Clarifying what he said about Giroud he added.

‘I never criticised him. I responded to a question: ‘What must Arsenal do to become champions?’ To that I said that Giroud cannot be the only forward if Arsenal are to win the league. Some weeks before that question I was praising him. But no-one remembers that.’

Henry made it clear he feels Wenger should have added to his attacking options at Arsenal as Giroud – and co – needed support then as they still do now.

‘It’s been the situation for two years. I replied that Arsenal need a stronger spine, few injuries and for Mesut Ozil to lift his level to that he had played the season before. And another attacker other than Giroud, so there are more solutions and options in attack.’

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