By Rob Kelly

Arsène Wenger believes Thierry Henry will be able to fill a variety of positions if he completes a loan move back to Emirates Stadium.

With Marouane Chamakh and Gervinho heading off to the Africa Cup of Nations in January, the Arsenal manager hopes the Club's all-time record goalscorer can deputise anywhere across the front line.

"Thierry came into the side on the left and when he moved to Barcelona he played on the left because they had [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic in the middle," Wenger said.

"He played on the left, he showed he can still do it and can play in any of the three positions up front in the system we play. He can also play behind the striker as well."

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