By Nick Teale

Arsène Wenger is confident that Thierry Henry will receive a "great reception" from Arsenal fans at Emirates Stadium on Wednesday.

The Club's record goalscorer returns in midweek as Barcelona visit London for the first leg of the Champions League Quarter-Final.

Henry left Arsenal in the summer of 2007 and Wednesday will mark his first return to Emirates Stadium with his current employers.

The Frenchman visited the Club in October to witness the Gunners' 6-2 win over Blackburn Rovers. He came onto the pitch before the match and received a rapturous reception from the Arsenal fans, something Wenger expects to see again next week.

"I think it will be very emotional for him to come back to the Emirates," said the manager.

"I think he will get the great reception that he deserves as one of the historical players of the Club.

“But when the game starts don’t forget that we play for the Quarter-Final of the Champions League. We will forget that he played for us."

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