Monday, December 17, 2012
''HENRY UNLIKELY TO JOIN ARSENAL IN JANUARY'' - NEW YORK RED BULLS CHIEF
New York Red Bulls global adviser and former Liverpool coach, Gerard Houllier has surprisingly said that Thierry Henry’s proposed move to Arsenal in January is not likely
Houllier, who also coached Aston Villa last two seasons said he believes Henry will prefer to rest with his family over Christmas after his partner gave birth to a baby boy in August rather than move on loan from the MLS club
Houllier - who is friends with Wenger and holds the position of Red Bull's Head of Global Soccer - says there has been no contact between the two clubs.
"I find it strange what we hear in the media," Houllier told Canal+.
"If Arsene needed him, he would have called me or (sporting director) Andy Roxburgh, but this is not the case.
"I do not think both parties need to have this second comeback. Moreover he has become a dad again. I think he will appreciate this truce. "
Henry spent two months on loan with Arsenal last January, scoring two goals in seven appearances.
Arsenal intend to bring in another striker in January with Klaas Jan Huntelaar and Demba Ba among their targets while they also maintain strong interest in Atletico Madrid’s Adrian Lopez and Wilfried Zaha at Crystal Palace.