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Thierry Henry Eyes Arsenal Managerial Job

Former Monaco Coach admits he wants to return to the Emirate Stadium

has admitted he often sneaks into the Emirates unnoticed in order to observe Arsenal’s matches.

The Gunners legend is keen on making a return to management after his sacking by Monaco last season.

Henry was in charge of the Ligue 1 outfit for 20 matches, but oversaw just four wins before being relieved of his duties.

He has since been taking the opportunity to study the game further in preparation for his next coaching role, and revealed to the Telegraph that he often makes secret visits to his former club.

“I manage to go to games without people noticing me, which is great,” Henry said. “Sometimes I go to Arsenal and people don’t even know I’m there.”

The 42 year-old added he had been invited to observe at Luton Town and Newport County by their respective managers Graham Jones and Michael Flynn – whom he met whilst doing his coaching badges.

Frustrated at having to wait around for his next job offer, Henry has been focusing on his own development as a coach, and has been broadening his research into other sports.

Henry stepped into coaching following his illustrious playing career – which saw him become Arsenal’s record highest goal scorer.

The Frenchman was involved with Arsenal’s youth teams after hanging up his boots, before moving into the assistant managers role with the Belgium national team.

After helping guide them to the World Cup semi-finals, Henry was then appointed boss at Monaco, but lasted just two months in an ill-fated spell at his old club.

But despite the steep learning curve, Henry is confident he can be as big a hit in the dugout as he was out on the pitch.

He added: “Call me crazy if you want, but I love football and I believe I can be a successful coach.

“I’m not thinking about the pain, I’m not thinking about failure. I don’t like easy. I like to lead and it’s on me to make it happen.”

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