Date: 1st March 2018 at 3:51pm
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Thierry Henry holds similar qualities of a young Pep Guardiola and the Frenchman has been backed by ex-Barcelona president Joan Laporta to replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal.

The Arsenal legend is in the early stages of his coaching career and is currently working with the German national team.

Laporta was at Catalan giants’ helm when Henry moved from north London in 2007 for £21million.

And now he believes the time is right for the Frenchman to take a crack at the Premier League again…  at management level.

“The same requirements we were appreciating in Pep Guardiola when we decided to put him as a coach of the first team, Thierry has many of them,” Laporta told the Telegraph .

Henry arrived at Highbury in 1999

“If he wants to become a coach and more specifically wants to coach Arsenal, then it is because he is convinced he will do it very well because he is looking for excellence all the time.

“Just as when he was a player.

“He knows football, as one of the best players in the world. These kinds of people, like Pep Guardiola and Johan Cruyff, they know very well football.

He added:  “He knows Arsenal, the supporters, the club and he’s a guy that deserves everything he would like to achieve.

“I believe he could be a very good coach.

“For him, with his reputation, it’s not acceptable to fail.”

Whether Arsene Wenger leaves the club at the end of this season is uncertain. The boss has maintained his commitment to his contracts, but this season’s poor results could urge him to end his tenure early.

Gooners, would you like to see Henry replace Wenger? Let us know in the comments…