Thierry Henry could be on the verge of a sensational return to Arsenal with club manager Arsene Wenger revealing his intentions to bring him back on a two-month loan deal.
The New York Red Bulls striker has been training with his old club since the end of the MLS season, leading to constant reports linking him with a return to his old club.
Arsenal are looking to ease the pressure on Robin van Persie, especially during January when Marouane Chamakh will be on international duty for the African Cup of Nations. It has led to rumoursof a possible Arsenal bid foe Cologne star Lukas Podolski.
However, bringing in Henry, a legendary figure at the Emirates, could provide an intagible boost for the club. During his time at the club between 1999 and 2007, the Frenchman scored a record 226 goals in 370 appearances.
When asked of a possible return for his ex-skipper, Wenger provide cause for the Arsenal fans to hope.
"Short term is ideal, but I haven't made any enquiry yet," Wenger said. "I have to think about (making an offer for Henry).
"1 January is the vital date for us. We have seven days to make decisions and I will make a decision in the next seven days on players."