Arsenal bombshell as Thierry Henry could join London rivals - report
By Alex Taylor
Thierry Henry could continue his coaching career with West Ham after being forced to quit Arsenal in a row over his TV work, according to a report.
The Sun claim that Henry could make the short journey to east London after receiving several offers from an array of Premier League clubs.
West Ham are believed to be one of the teams that would allow Arsenal’s record goalscorer to coach their academy teams alongside working as a pundit for Sky Sports.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger told Henry that if he wanted to continue coaching the Gunners’ Under-18s team then he would have to relinquish his £4million-a-year role as a Sky Sports pundit.
Henry, who had been working unofficially with his former side for 18 months and was offered a full-time role by academy director Andries Jonker, refused to be backed into a corner and has decided to end his association with the team he graced for eight seasons.
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The 38-year-old took to Twitter on Tuesday earlier to thank Arsenal for his time there and wished under-18s manager Kwame Ampadu the best of luck for next season.
The north London outfit’s record goalscorer is determined to gain his UEFA Pro licence which will enable him to become a top-flight manager next year.
In other West Ham news, Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulus has claimed the club will snub offers for Alexander Lacazette and he will stay at the club this summer.