Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry has agreed in principle to make a sensational return to the club where he made his most prominent mark for a third spell in January.
The club are aiming for their all-time leading goalscorer to begin his second loan in consecutive seasons on January 1.
Henry has told Arsenal that he wants to return to the Emirates Stadium and the Londoners are now thrashing out an agreement with his club, New York Red Bulls, on the terms of the deal. The key sticking point is the length of the loan, with Arsene Wenger keen to have the 35-year-old for as long as possible.
Though the MLS club are reluctant for the Frenchman to be allowed an extension to his stay much beyond mid-February, they have given their blessings for him to join for a similar six-week period to last season.
Henry will train with Arsenal in December when he returns from holiday and should be back in the first-team squad and available for selection for the New Year.
The north London side will be without Ivoirian, Gervinho, who will be on duty for his country at the Africa Cup of Nations finals in January for up to six weeks and dark clouds surround the future of Theo Walcott, as a final deal on contract extension for the prolific forward hasn’t been reached yet.