Former Arsenal player and record goalscorer, Thierry Henry,  has left Arsenal for the third time over a row with Wenger after the manager told him to chose between his job as a television pundit and his coaching role with the under-18s.

Henry, whose Sky deal is believed to be worth £4million a year, had offered to work for nothing for Arsenal with his proposed salary being shared among the other academy coaches but that offer was said to be declined by Wenger.

In a series of tweets this afternoon, Henry confirmed the news.

Former Gunners captain Tony Adams will take over as under-18s coach, Steve Bould will remain as Wenger’s assistant while Freddie Ljungberg will work with the under-16s.

The former French international has already spent time coaching different age groups in the Arsenal youth setup as part of his UEFA A licence qualifications but would now have to look for another club in order to complete his coaching badge.

Daily Mail who broke the story claimed Wenger was unhappy with some of the comments made by the legend while on Skysports duty last season. It is understood the manager has had reservations about his former captain combining roles since Henry said on Sky in April 2015 that Arsenal would struggle to win the Premier League while Olivier Giroud was the first-choice striker.

This development is said to make Henry unhappy, as he will now have have to continue his coaching requirements at another club — rather than the one that has a statue of him outside their stadium.


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