Arsène Wenger says Arsenal’s young players will benefit from being coached by Thierry Henry.

The club’s all-time record goalscorer announced his retirement in December and has subsequently started a career as a television pundit.

Henry is also studying for his coaching badges and has recently taken sessions with some of the club’s youth teams.

He makes his first steps as a coach and that’s always a bit impressive when you start

“Thierry [is studying for] his badges,” the boss explained. “He makes his first steps as a coach and that’s always a bit impressive when you start. It’s good for our young players to be coached by him, a legend of the club.

“He has been here once or twice but I don’t know how often he has to do his sessions. I don’t see him when he’s here because he’s on a different ground and he’s with the youth team.

“We are very happy to welcome everybody. All our former players come back here, all of them.”

Thierry Henry celebrates scoring in the north London derby
Thierry Henry celebrates scoring in the north London derby

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Nik Brumsack 20 Feb 2015