New York Red Bulls fans got some got news from the other side of the pond Friday. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger announced that the club's loan of Red Bulls striker Thierry Henry won't be extended (via Reuters).
"I would have loved him to stay for two more weeks but he has to go back," Wenger told reporters. "He is captain of the Red Bulls, so just to appear on the first day of the season would be unfair to them."
"We accepted at the start that we would release him on February 16 so we respect our word. He thinks as well that it would be too late (if he stayed another two weeks)."
In his five matches with his old club, Henry has scored twice. Those two markers give him 228 all-time for Arsenal.