By Chris Harris
Arsène Wenger has not pressed ahead with a loan move for Thierry Henry but he has not ruled it out completely.
Arsenal's record goalscorer enjoyed a second successful stint with the Club at the beginning of this year, scoring twice in seven appearances while on loan from New York Red Bulls.
Henry has been back in north London in recent weeks but reports suggest that Wenger will not pursue another short-term deal for the 35-year-old.
"I’ve not lost interest in him," explained Wenger. "He’s still coming today [Friday] to practise with us.
"[Our relationship is] very close but, at the moment, I think he has had a second spell at the Club that was very successful. You have to be cautious that it’s not one time too many.
"[I have] not completely ruled it out but I haven’t spoken about it with him at all."
Wenger has been linked with a number of players ahead of the January transfer window, but he says there is no guarantee of quick signings.
"If possible, yes [we will do our business early]," he said. "But we don’t decide that. The pace of the transfer deal is not only decided by us."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 28 Dec 2012