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Former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Petit not convinced by Thierry Henry managerial credentials

Posted: 3 March 2018 Time: 12:30

Former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Petit says Thierry Henry may be a popular decision amongst fans as Arsene Wenger's potential successor but he's not convinced it would benefit the Premier League side.

Henry, 40, the club-record goal scorer with Arsenal, is currently an assistant coach for the Belgium national team and has declared his interest in managing at the Emirates Stadium if Wenger vacates his role at the end of the season.

But Petit has reservations over his potential appointment.

"He has his statue outside the stadium, and he benefits from an impressive credit in terms of affection and love not only from Gunners fans but also the whole Premier League," Petit told reporters, as quoted via ESPN.

"That shows you the extent to which he is in people's minds and has been for a long time. If you add to that his passion for football, he could do something good -- but he is a novice.

"So, bring back a former player? Yes, but I think that given Arsenal's current context it's not what Arsenal need right now. I think they need a seasoned coach who'll put things on the right track."

Article by: Staff Reporter
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