Arsenal news: Thierry Henry set for talks as Freddie Ljungberg joins coaching team

Thierry Henry to hold talks with Arsenal after fellow Invincible joins coaching team
The Frenchman could have a role at the Emirates in the post-Wenger era (Picture: Getty)

Thierry Henry will hold talks with Arsenal about returning to the club as part of Arsene Wenger’s successor’s coaching team, according to reports.

The Gunners are currently searching for a new manager and hope to have him in place before the start of the World Cup in June, with Manchester City coach Mikel Arteta and Juventus boss Max Allegri the current favourites.

But, despite this new era, Arsenal are keen to remain connected to their past and hope to persuade several legends to return to the Emirates.

Thierry Henry to hold talks with Arsenal after fellow Invincible joins coaching team
Ljungberg has already agreed to return to Arsenal and Henry could soon follow (Picture: Getty)

The Daily Mail report that Henry will meet club executives imminently with the intention of offering him a role at the club, though not as manager.

The Frenchman, Arsenal’s record goalscorer with 228 goals in all competitions, has already begun his coaching career and will go to the World Cup as part of Roberto Martinez’s Belgium backroom team.

If Henry does decide to take up a role with Arsenal, he will be reunited with old Invincibles teammate Freddie Ljungberg.

According to BBC Sport, the Swede has already met with Gunners chiefs and agreed to return as youth team coach.

Thierry Henry to hold talks with Arsenal after fellow Invincible joins coaching team
Ljungberg worked as a youth coach at Arsenal previously before joining Wolfsburg (Picture: Getty)

Ljungberg will join on a permanent basis and an official announcement is due in the coming weeks, having previously worked as the club’s Under-15s coach.

The 41-year-old left his role in January last year to join former Arsenal Academy Manager Andries Jonker at Wolfsburg, though the pair were sacked at the start of the season.

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