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Thierry Henry has approached his former club Arsenal over a potential loan move for youngster Emile Smith-Rowe in January, according to CaughtOffside.
The Gunners legend was appointed AS Monaco manager this month after Leonardo Jardim’s sack following an abysmal start to the season, and he has wasted no time in making transfer moves.
He has gotten in touch with the Gunners over a possible loan move for their highly rated youngster Emile Smith-Rowe, but it’s not clear whether Arsenal are open to letting him leave on loan.
Unai Emery was reported to have personally vetoed his loan move away from the club during the summer, and he has immensely impressed ever since making it more difficult to let him leave.
However, reports claim that the Gunners will be open to making an exception for a talent like Smith-Rowe to go learn from a club legend while playing regularly.
It’ll all depend on how much the youngster features in the first team at Arsenal between now and January as the player himself will be likely to push for a move if he doesn’t feature more often in the Europa league and Cup games in that time.
The development of fellow English youngsters Jadon Sancho and Reiss Nelson abroad will motivate him to make a loan move if he doesn’t get regular game time at the Emirates.
Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi is another similar and more feasible target for Henry if he fails to land Smith-Rowe.