Thierry Henry will not get an extension on his loan and will head back to the New York Red Bulls. Henry spent two months at the Emirates, scoring a goal on on his first game back with the club he became a star with.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wegner considered asking for another two weeks of Henry, which would have kept the retired French striker on through a critical match against London rivals Tottenham, but in the end said it wasn’t feasible.
“I would have loved Thierry to stay for two more weeks but he has to go back. It’s only fair on New York,” Wegner said.
Henry has made five substitute appearances for Arsenal, scoring twice. That increased his goal tally for Arsenal to 228, a club record.
New York is already in pre-season training camp and opens their MLS campaign March 11th at FC Dallas.