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.
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.
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.