Arsenal are set to miss out on New York Red Bulls striker Thierry Henry.

Red Bulls' new sporting director, Andy Roxburgh, last night said he was against the idea.

"In general terms, I wouldn't say it would be something we would favour," he said.

"I think the length of the season we have here, when they get the break over the Christmas, New Year's period, they need to regenerate themselves.

"I'd say in general we wouldn't be too positive about it.''