7 Jan 2012

Former star rejoins Arsenal on short term deal

6:45 am on 7 January 2012

The former France striker Thierry Henry has rejoined Premier League football club Arsenal on a short-term deal.

Henry, 34, who is currently playing for the New York Bulls, made 370 appearances for Arsenal from 1999-2007 and remains the club's leading goal scorer with 226 goals.

After negotiations between Arsenal, Henry, the New York Red Bulls and Major League Soccer, the striker will team up with the Gunners on a temporary basis during a period of fixtures in January and February that will see Gervinho and Marouane Chamakh depart for Africa Cup of Nations duty.

Henry, who has been training with the club, told the website that manager Arsene Wenger had asked him to help during the absence of the two players.