Thierry Henry will not be returning to Arsenal for a third time. At least not this winter.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger made that clear on Tuesday, after the Gunners finished a 1-1 draw against Southampton. His revelation put to bed the notion that Henry might spend a second straight winter loan spell with Arsenal.
The 35-year-old French star is coming off an extended vacation, meaning it would have taken him too long to get back to match fitness and help the Gunners, Wenger said on Tuesday.
The Red Bulls had made it clear that they were not interested in having their marquee player head out on another loan deal, and now they stand a good chance of having a rested Henry ready for the 2013 season.
What do you think of this development? Glad to hear Henry will be staying put this winter? Think he could have helped Arsenal this winter?
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