Thierry Henry is holding regular meetings with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger regarding coaching, as the World Cup winner works towards obtaining his Uefa A license. The Gunners' record goalscorer is working with the club's youth teams in order to gain the qualification, but also has his former boss on tap for advice.
The 38-year-old scored 228 goals across two spells for the North London club and is regarded as one of their greatest ever players. Henry's move into coaching – alongside his position as a pundit on Sky Sports – has seen him linked with a manager role in the future.
Wenger himself has endorsed Henry's abilities and believes he could become a future Arsenal manager. Henry's current position at London Colney raises the tantalising possibility of him replacing Wenger at the end of Frenchman's current contract, which expires in 2017, and the former striker is gaining plenty from the experience.
"[Arsène Wenger and I] sit sometimes, obviously he has a lot on his plate," Henry told the Arsenal Magazine. "We speak about training youngsters and how it's different to training senior players. We talk about being a manager; we talk about players from the academy. I will ask him questions on how to deal with certain situations.
"I'm obtaining my badges right now with the Welsh FA and looking to gain the A licence. It goes without saying that I asked Arsenal if I could do that with them and be involved with the team.
"I asked the boss and he said to come, train with the under-18s and under-19s and help conduct sessions. I'm just an assistant at the minute, I'm not a coach but it's great, as you can imagine. It's the place I love, there's so much emotion for me here so this was always going to be where I wanted to start my coaching.
"I have a certain view of how I would like teams to play but it's one thing to have a view and another to try and execute it. For example are you still going to maintain that philosophy if you've lost two or three games, while fans are upset, the press is having a go and players are storming into your office? It's all stuff I'm learning. How to stay strong, how to remain in the same direction despite enduring problems."