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Former favourite training with Gunners ahead of new MLS season

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes that having the presence of Thierry Henry on the training ground will boost everyone at the club.

The former Gunners striker has returned in order to maintain his fitness ahead of the new MLS season with the New York Red Bulls.

And although Arsenal’s all-time leading goalscorer is not available for selection, boss Arsene Wenger believes that other players will be able to benefit from having a figure like Henry around them.

"We are happy to speak with him every day. He is in the dressing room with the players and they are happy to have him back,” Wenger told Sky Sports.

"He sees as well how much they have evolved since he left the club.

"He can help them to have confidence. He is a very intelligent boy who has massive experience.

"He can help the players in the dressing room and that is what he does. But we are happy to help him to get fit and he is happy to be here.

"He was one of the greatest players this club has ever had and has done a huge service to this club.

"The only way we can pay him back is always to be welcoming, as we are with all our former players when they want to get fit."

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