Arsenal boss Wenger says Henry can handle playing in shadow of statue

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is delighted to have signed New York Red Bulls striker Thierry Henry on-loan.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is delighted to have signed New York Red Bulls striker Thierry Henry on-loan.

Only last month, the Gunners unveiled a bronze statue outside the gates of Emirates Stadium to Henry as part of their 125th anniversary celebrations.

Wenger believes Henry's return can only be good for all involved.

He said: "You cannot take away from people what they have done, and what he has delivered will stay forever. It can just make the statue a bit bigger. Let us hope he will do that.

"Thierry is a world-class player and even at this club a player of that dimension is always very difficult to find, especially at this period of the season. He can just add something more to the team.

"Who would turn down a player of his quality?

"We have a good spirit in the side and he will add something more, experience-wise, and on the nervy side as well, when we are under pressure.

"That is a good addition because he knows the club, he knows the league, and it is only positive."

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