Thierry Henry takes charge of Arsenal U-19s training

Thierry Henry led a training session for Arsenal Under 19s ahead of their upcoming UEFA Youth League match.

Arsenal legend Henry continues to take steps towards football management as he took to the Gunners’ training pitches to lead the Under 19s ahead of their UEFA Youth League clash against Dinamo Zagreb.

The Frenchman is Arsenal’s all-time leading goalscorer having netted 288 times in 376 appearances during two spells with the north London outfit, and is now continuing his journey in football by progressing through the ranks of the club’s backroom staff.

Arsenal Under 19s travel to Croatia to take on Dinamo Zagreb in a youth subsidiary of the Champions League on Wednesday evening, but were given a thorough training session from the Gunners legend, who finished runner-up in Europe’s elite club competition with Arsene Wenger’s side in 2007.

Henry left north London for the first time in 2007 when he joined Barcelona before heading Stateside in 2010 where he signed for New York Red Bulls. The 38-year-old returned to his beloved Arsenal on loan in 2012, scoring two goals.

Henry has since become one of Sky Sports’ favourite pundits, but he has made no secrets in admitting that he would like to manage the Gunners one day – something that has an air of inevitability about it.