MLS- New York Red Bulls

Wenger confirms Henry loan to Arsenal being finalized

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger had been coy in recent days when discussing a potential return to Arsenal by legendary striker Thierry Henry, but on Friday Wenger acknowledged that a two-month loan move is in the works and needs only some paperwork to be finalized.

"Normally it should happen," Wenger said in his Friday press conference ahead of Arsenal's match against Queens Park Rangers. "You have to respect that there is paperwork to do and the agreement with the Red Bulls and the MLS, but for two months it is certain that it will happen. 

"The agreement and the insurance (still needs to be done), I don’t take care of that, but that is not completed and we need to respect all the agreements we need with the MLS to finalise the deal."

Wenger revealed that the loan move was his idea, an idea that emerged after Henry asked to train with Arsenal to stay sharp during the MLS off-season.

Henry has been working hard on his fitness to be ready to play for Arsenal once the new year begins, but Wenger stated Henry is still two weeks away from full fitness. As it stands, Henry is projected to be available for his Arsenal return when the Gunners face Leeds United in the FA Cup on Jan. 9th.


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