Thierry Henry is without doubt a living #Arsenal legend. The French striker signed for the Gunners at the age of 21, and it was at Highbury, the previous home stadium of Arsenal, that Henry made his name as a world-class footballer. Under Arsene Wenger, Henry became an integral part of "The Invincibles", the Arsenal team that went undefeated for an entire season in both league and cup competition. In the summer of 2007, the Frenchman signed for Barcelona and went on to win many major trophies in a remarkable career.

After a poor run of form, which saw Arsenal knocked out of the Champions League yet again, many high-profile managers have been linked with replacing Arsene Wenger at the North London club.

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Henry, who currently works as an assistant manager for the Belgium national team, has also been named as a potential successor to Wenger.

Henry talks about the possibility of replacing Wenger

Thierry Henry has refused to rule out taking over at Arsenal when Wenger eventually quits the Gunners. Speaking to Canal +, Henry called Arsenal his "club of heart", but also emphasized his respect for his former boss.

"My name is quoted to succeed Wenger, I heard that. But it's hard for me to talk about it I have a lot of respect for everything the coach has done," said Henry.

The Arsenal legend also admitted that he does not know whether he'd be ready for the job.

The former Barcelona man explained: "Am I ready? I don't know and nobody knows, but I also need to learn my job. I will not be a consultant all my life, but coaching is not my aim.

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I have not fixed any goal in the head, I will love it and I will do everything for it. But, right now, I'm in learning mode."

So, could Henry take a struggling Arsenal team to the next level despite his lack of managerial experience?

Is Henry qualified to be an Arsenal boss?

Thierry Henry has previously worked at Arsenal as a coach for the Gunner's youth team. Having completed his A license coaching qualification, Henry was hoping to get his UEFA pro license working with Arsenal's Under-18s. Henry is, of course, also a pundit for Sky Sports, and was consequently denied the coaching role by none other than Wenger himself. The Arsenal boss insisted that a position with the Under-18s must be a full-time role, which demanded complete and utter commitment. Henry even offered to work for free, but was nonetheless rejected by Wenger. Following his departure from Arsenal, Henry became an assistant manager for the Belgium national team where he works with former Everton boss Roberto Martinez. Henry has garnered the praise of various Belgium internationals during his time as assistant manager. Romelu Lukaku, for instance, said that working with Henry was "very demanding", and that the Frenchman has helped him improve in several aspects of the game.

It remains to be seen whether Henry would be able to emulate the likes of Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid or Luis Enrique at Barcelona if he replaces Wenger at Arsenal. #Football