Henry back at Arsenal for preseason tournament

AP, Thursday 28 Apr 2011

Thierry Henry is returning to Arsenal this summer, when he plays a preseason match against the Premier League side for New York Red Bulls in the Emirates Cup tournament

(Photo: Reuters)

The former France striker's impressive eight-year spell at Arsenal ended in 2007 when Henry joined Barcelona for $24 million, and he remains a revered name at the London club.

He will be up against his former club on July 31, when Arsenal and the Red Bulls meet on the second day of a weekend tournament also involving Argentine side Boca Juniors and French team Paris Saint-Germain.

Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis says, "I'm sure all Arsenal fans will be looking forward to welcoming back Thierry Henry _ a true Arsenal legend."

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