Arsène Wenger insists Thierry Henry and Robert Pires are simply maintaining their fitness by training at London Colney - and nothing more.
The Arsenal legends have been spotted at the training ground in the past week, leading to speculation that one or even both could be re-signed.
However, Wenger says the pair do not regularly join in sessions with the first team and are not close to rejoining the Club.
“They like to come back to Arsenal, to practise,” the manager said. “When they can join in, they do. They integrate well with the spirit of the team. Nothing more than that!
When they can join in, they do. They integrate well with the spirit of the team. Nothing more than that!Arsène Wenger
“They have no real target to bring something, they just want to enjoy themselves and keep their fitness. Usually they don’t practise with the first team because they come in and work on fitness.
“It is a little bit less competitive, [but] when we have some room we invite them to play with us but usually they train separately to us.”
There has been speculation over Henry one day taking up a coaching role at the Club, but Wenger insists that is premature.
“No, at the moment he is invited just to practise when he wants,” he said. “We have a big staff, a very competent one, and we have the right number to support the team to achieve the targets.
“Thierry is a player, one day certainly it will be different, but at the moment no.”Copyright 2014 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 25 Nov 2013