No two days start alike in London, especially in Arsenal. Manager Arsene Wenger has rejected an impressive offer from French legend Thierry Henry to work for Arsenal for free.
Henry "was offered a job coaching Arsenal's Under-18s by head of the academy Andries Jonker, only to be personally overruled by Wenger", reports Matt Law of the Daily Telegraph.
And despite his statue outside the Emirates Stadium, Thierry Henry is not given special privileges by Arsène Wenger. After having completed his A licence coaching qualification while working with kids, Arsenal top scorer have now to coach a team to get his UEFA pro licence. He had hoped to do so with the Gunners’ Under-18s. Though, Wenger informed Henry it would not be possible.
Maxime H. - 12/07/2016
Arsenal manager told Thierry Henry that a role with the Under-18s must be a full-time position: it cannot be combined with his job for Sky Television. Wenger turned Henry down even if he has offered to work without collecting a wage. Actually, Thierry Henry did not want to stop his Sky missions.
While some sources around the Emirates Stadium say Wenger that Wenger saw Thierry Henry as a threat to his position as the great leader, others believe the 66-year-old still does not accept Thierry Henry’s critics through Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud, last year. Henry also claimed he had never seen the Arsenal fans so unhappy.
Henry made the fans happy tho: