Song urges Henry to return

Henry is the all-time leading goalscorer for the Gunners following

a phenomenally successful eight-year stint in North London earlier

in his career. He left for Barcelona in 2007 before linking up with

New York Red Bulls, but he has recently been back in training with

Arsene Wenger’s squad since the MLS season came to an end. Wenger

is currently mulling over whether to try and re-sign Henry, with

his attacking options set to be depleted in the coming weeks when

Gervinho and Marouane Chamakh head off to the African Cup of

Nations. Arsenal midfielder Song understands that Henry has nothing

to prove but has been trying to persuade the Frenchman in training

to agree to a deal. Song feels Henry could still perform in the

Premier League and recognises what a boost it would be for the

whole club if the 34-year-old did come back. “When I see him

training, I am teasing him: ‘You could still play with us, you

know?’ But he has never replied and just smiled,” Song told

L’Equipe. “What he achieved during his career is just amazing. He

has nothing more to prove in football. “Today he has the

opportunity to give us a help. “A player with such stature, such

potential. He would bring us a lot.”