Arsène Wenger says it was an “obvious decision” to bring Thierry Henry back to the club on loan in 2012.

The legendary striker was with New York Red Bulls at the time, but had been training with Arsenal during the MLS off-season.

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Wenger signed Henry at the start of the January transfer window and he made an instant impact, coming off the bench to score the winner against Leeds in the FA Cup.

“It was sensational - it was absolutely fantastic for him to come back and score,” the manager told Arsenal Player.

“He’s a legend here and to come back and score is like a resurrection. The vibes on the night were absolutely amazing.

“The thinking behind [re-signing him] was that at the time I felt we were a bit short offensively.

“Thierry trained with us and I saw that he was still top class, which we all knew, but also that his motivation was intact. From then, for me it was an obvious decision.”

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Rob Kelly 6 Jan 2016