Henry Announces NY Exit. Linked With Arsenal Move

Striker Is Now A Free Agent

Thierry Henry Arsenal transferThierry Henry has officially announced his exit from New York Red Bulls with rumours suggesting he could be on his way back to Arsenal.

Henry pulled down the curtain on a four-and-a-half year stint with the MLS side in a statement on his Facebook page earlier today:

“I am taking this opportunity to announce that unfortunately Saturday was my last game for the New York Red Bulls,” said Henry.

“The decision has always been that I would leave after the duration of my contract and although that was never going to change, I didn’t want it to distract from the progress of the team.”

The Red Bulls held New England Revolution to a 2-2 at the Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts on Saturday, but their 2-1 home defeat at the Red Bull Arena the previous weekend meant the Revolution go through to the final of the league play-offs, the MLS Cup, where they will play LA Galaxy next weekend.

Henry tried to play down reports of a return to the Emirates Stadium when he wrote: “I will now take the next few weeks to reflect and decide on the next chapter of my career.”

However, the header photographs on both his Twitter and Facebook accounts have been changed to an image of his statue outside the Emirates Stadium leading to speculation he could make a return to Arsenal.

Henry scored 226 goals in 369 games for Arsenal during his first spell at the club from 1999 to 2007. He added another two goals in seven games during a loan period at the beginning of January 2012.

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