Wenger: Henry must choose between Sky or Arsenal - report
By Will Butcher
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has handed an ultimatum to club legend Thierry Henry, according to a report.
The 38-year-old is currently a pundit on Sky Sports, where he earns £4million a year, as well as being a youth coach at The Emirates.
The Daily Mail claim that Wenger wants to put a stop to Henry having two jobs, telling his former captain that he must quit Sky if he wants to keep his coaching role in the Arsenal youth set-up.
Wenger is of the opinion that Henry needs to commit his full attention to his job for the north London side, and if this means leaving his job at Sky then so be it.
The request claims that Henry is seen as a future Arsenal manager, but is understood to be unhappy at Wenger’s request.
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The poster-boy of the 2004 Invincibles side has worked with Arsenal’s youth sides at all ages as part of his UEFA A licence qualifications.
The former Barcelona and Monaco striker had even offered to work for free at Arsenal, with his proposed wage to be shared between Arsenal’s coaching staff.
However, Wenger’s opinion of Henry working with Sky has soured after the 1998 World Cup winner stated on Sky that he believes The Gunners won’t win the Premier League with Olivier Giroud as their talisman.
Arguably the Gunners’ greatest player of all-time, Henry found the back of the net 228 times in 376 games in all competitions.
Henry also played for Juventus and New York Red Bulls, before returning to Arsenal in a short loan spell in 2012, and then retiring in 2014.
In other Arsenal news, Wenger is keen on bringing this Inter Milan defender to The Emirates.