Thierry Henry has lifted the lid on his ‘dream’ to manage Arsenal and heaped praise on Jurgen Klopp’s dominant Liverpool side who remain unbeaten in the Premier League this season.
The iconic Frenchman, widely regarded as the finest player in Arsenal’s history, had an interview with his former club over succeeding Arsene Wenger before Unai Emery took over the reins in the summer of 2018.
Monaco went on to appoint Henry as their manager that October but the ex-Arsenal striker was sacked after just three months at the helm, with a record of just four wins from 20 games.
Now enjoying his time in MLS with Montreal Impact, Henry has not given up hope of taking charge of the Gunners in the future, but he admits it remains a distant dream for the time being.
‘I do dream of managing Arsenal but I also dream of running up the court and doing a slam dunk. It doesn’t mean it’ll happen,’ he told French outlet Canal Plus.
‘But yes, I’ll want to manage Arsenal until the day I die.’
Henry added: ‘It was already difficult before Arsene left. It was already difficult.
‘I have learnt by coming onto this side of things (coaching), there are things that I heard, that you might hear something from someone you know or I know and we might know things.
‘But we don’t actually know anything, certainly not enough to speak about it, since then I have decided it is best not to get involved in these sorts of things.’
Henry has been blown away by Liverpool’s phenomenal form this season and admits he gets ‘tired’ just watching the Premier League leaders.
‘The intensity, the rhythm that you have in the Premier League, it’s very high,’ the World Cup winner said.
‘You see, when you watch Liverpool, even just watching them, you get tired. They move so quickly.
‘When you go to Manchester City, before you have even looked up, there is pressing on you. If you control the ball, there are already three guys around you.
‘The Premier League’s intensity is immense.’
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