By Chris Harris
Thierry Henry intends to savour every minute of his latest Arsenal career.
The French striker did rather well the first time around - scoring a Club record 226 goals in 370 games. And his surprise second stint has an even better strike rate after Henry came off the bench to net the winner against Leeds United in front of an ecstatic Emirates Stadium crowd on Monday.
Henry was 29 when he left Arsenal in 2007 and, although he has some glorious memories from that era, he intends to pay extra attention before he returns to the New York Red Bulls at the end of February.
"I'm just trying to take it all in," said Henry. "That's something that I didn't do enough of when I was playing here before.
"You know how it is, you come here every three days and you don't enjoy it like you should. I know it's not going to last long. I didn't know when I was going to leave before and now I know exactly when I'm going to leave."
Having scored the winner against Leeds, all eyes will be on Henry as he tries to force his way into Arsène Wenger's plans for a string of glamorous fixtures against Manchester United, AC Milan and Tottenham.
"It all depends on what the boss is going to decide - and what we're going to decide actually on how long I am going to stay," said Henry. "Do remember that I am very much a Red Bulls player, too.
"But it would be a dream to be part of a team playing in the Champions League or playing against Tottenham. But that goes for every game, the Leeds game, just running along the track to warm up was just crazy.
"Even if I wasn't going to come on, just warming up along the side, the fans were nice before the game and during the game."Copyright 2013 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 10 Jan 2012