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New York Red Bulls chief Soler confirms Arsenal move for Henry

New York Red Bulls chief Erik Soler has confirmed Thierry Henry is joining Arsenal on loan.

Henry will sign for Arsenal on a two-month deal tomorrow.

"[The loan deal was] the total package," Soler told the New York Post.

"We feel it's a good honor for a guy who's been with us 18 months. This is something he thought he wanted to do, and it's easy to see. And on [the] sporting side, it's better for him to train at Arsenal than if we turn something like that down. I couldn't find a single reason to say no.

"I was approached by them, and of course I wanted to check if that was what Thierry wanted, and make sure my ownership was happy with it. I did the necessary calls on my part, and on the sporting side both Hans [Backe, Red Bulls head coach] and myself think it's a very good idea. Thierry will be working hard. He'll be coming to our Phoenix trip. He'll be coming straight from training and playing with Arsenal, which is a good thing for us. In the end, it's very easy for us to see this as good idea."

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