Arsenal legend Robert Pires has backed his former teammate Thierry Henry to become Arsenal manager when Arsene Wenger leaves the club.
Pires spent six years playing alongside Henry at Arsenal and also lined up with the striker for the French national team.
And it appears Pires thinks the former Gunners forward is the perfect candidate to succeed Wenger one day.
Speaking to Omnisport, Pires said:
“Can I see Thierry Henry taking over from Arsene Wenger? Yes, why not?”
“He is working on his badges. He’s involved with the U19 team at Arsenal’s academy.
“He’s preparing himself step by step and he wants to get his badges.”
Pires, who won the Premier League twice during his highly successful spell at Highbury, believes Henry’s future will depend on what the Arsenal board want to do when Wenger leaves.
The former Villarreal midfielder also added that he sees a management team of Henry and Patrick Vieira in Arsenal’s future:
“Question is; would Arsenal want Henry? It depends on the board, the chairman.
“I can see Henry, as well as Vieira. It’s up to the club to prepare well for the post-Arsene era. That’s crucial.”