Thierry Henry has revealed he would love to manage Arsenal in the future.
The Frenchman left his post with MLS side Montreal Impact recently due to ‘family reasons’.
He was heavily linked with the Bournemouth job, which was seen as the ideal step on his path to an Arsenal return.
Responding to rumours that he could take over at Arsenal, Henry told FourFourTwo: “If you ask an Arsenal fan if they’d like to coach Arsenal one day, they’ll say yes. If you ask an Arsenal fan if they’d like to score a goal for Arsenal, they’ll say yes.
“When I speak about it, it’s a utopia. People get carried away whenever I say that it’s my club, but I have it in my blood – I’m an Arsenal fan.
“So if you’re asking me if one day I’d like to coach Arsenal, then yes. If you ask if one day I’d like to be Arsenal’s kit man, then yes. If you ask if one day I’d like to cut the grass at the Emirates Stadium, then yes.
“But it’s a utopia, and I am far from that. If you ask me am I dreaming, yes I’m dreaming. But when you’re not dreaming, you’re awake and there is a reality. Would I love to coach Arsenal? Yes. Would I love to go to Barcelona? Yes. Would I like to play for Arsenal again? I’d love to play for them again, but the reality is I can’t!”
The striker scored 228 goals for Arsenal during an eight-year stay, becoming one of their biggest legends in that time.
Speaking about his relationship with the Gunners, Henry continued: “Arsenal is part of me and always will be – half of my heart belongs to Arsenal, and the other half to my family. The understanding I have with Arsenal fans is something I cannot describe – it’s something I’m always going to miss.
“If I could relive one night, it would be when I came back on loan and scored the winning goal against Leeds.
“It was the third round of the FA Cup, Leeds were in the Championship at the time and it wasn’t the best goal ever, but I reconnected with the fans for one night. That was priceless.”