Date: 2nd January 2013 at 5:56pm
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Arsene Wenger has ruled out taking Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry, on loan to give him his third period at the club.

The all time leading goal-scorer for Arsenal made an unexpected return to North London last season after spending a short time training with the club. Many people saw it as nothing more than a publicity stunt to try and lift the spirits around the club, and whilst that might have been the case, Thierry`s second spell at the club proved absolutely pivotal to securing a place in this season`s Champions League.

After scoring the winner vs Leeds United in his second debut for the club, Henry grabbed a last gasp winner away at Sunderland that without which would have seen us finish in 4th spot and ultimately in the Europa League.

However despite the Frenchman training at the club once again during the off-season of the MLS Wenger has ruled out another loan.

“Thierry is not ready and has just come back from holiday. At the moment we are not on that case. He goes away somewhere. But I will be active in the market. We are looking everywhere, we are open minded. We want to strengthen the squad.” Said Le Boss.

Whilst it would have been awesome to see Titi come home once again we really do need to be making more positive and long term strides in the transfer market. Henry will always be loved in the red and white half of North London however practicality and longevity is far more important than sentimentality at this stage of the season.