Thierry Henry will not join Arsenal for third spell, says Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger has ruled out former striker Thierry Henry having a third spell at Arsenal.

The 35-year-old had trained at the Gunners' Hertfordshire base to maintain fitness following the end of his MLS season with New York Red Bulls.

Henry at Arsenal

  • Apps: 377
  • Goals: 228
  • First debut: 7 Aug 1999 v Leicester
  • Final match: 7 Mar 2007 v PSV Eindhoven
  • Second debut: 9 Jan 2012 v Leeds United
  • Final match: 15 Feb 2012 v AC Milan

Henry returned on loan last year, making four appearances and extending his club record goal tally to 228.

Wenger said: "He is not ready, he has just come back from holiday anyway. At the moment we are not on that case."

After a 1-1 draw at Southampton on Tuesday, the Arsenal boss said of Henry: "I think he goes away somewhere."

Asked for clarification, he said: "No [it is not happening]"

Henry marked his return to Arsenal in 2012 with the only goal of the game in the Gunners' FA Cup third round win over Leeds, just 10 minutes into his first appearance for the club since 2007.

The Frenchman scored an injury time winner against Sunderland in his penultimate match before returning to his MLS club, where he scored 15 goals in 25 appearances in the 2012 season.