Arsenal hero Keown: Henry return can make difference in trophy hunt

Arsenal hero Martin Keown feels the return of Thierry Henry can inspire Arsene Wenger's team.

Arsenal hero Martin Keown feels the return of Thierry Henry can inspire Arsene Wenger's team.

The twice Double-winning centre-half, who was the first to predict Henry’s return to north London, can’t wait for his old team-mate to get stuck into Leeds United tomorrow evening.

“He has been magnificent against Leeds in the past,” Keown told the Sunday Mirror. “It will be a treat for the fans, the manager and the player ­himself. It’s like being transported back in time — a fantasy come true for everyone.

“He may be a bit slower. And it might not be till the end of the two-month loan that we see glimpses of what he did before.

“But I think his return will restore Arsenal’s pride. It will energise ­Arsene Wenger and he’ll be a huge influence on the young stars such as Jack Wilshere and Theo ­Walcott. Theo idolises him. It could certainly ­galvanise the team into winning a ­trophy.”

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