‘Henry is discovering what job is about’

Arsene Wenger says Thierry Henry will have to go through a “psychological and mental transformation” to become a manager.

The club’s all-time record goalscorer is currently working with Arsenal’s under-18s as he works towards gaining his coaching badges.

Wenger is pleased to see his protégé on the training field in a new capacity, and says Henry must realise the crucial differences in his new role.

“He will discover what the job is about and you have to go through that process if you want to one day manage a football team,” the manager told Arsenal Player.

“The job of a player is centred on you and the job of a coach is centred on others. You find you just focus on others and how you can help them.

“It demands a psychological and mental transformation that is not always easy. It also demands how to get what you know is available in other people in the most simplistic way.”

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