Thierry Henry refuses to rule out replacing Arsene Wenger

Could the striker handle the job? He said he doesn't know

Thierry Henry refuses to rule out replacing Arsene Wenger

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Thierry Henry has refused to rule himself out of replacing Arsene Wenger as Arsenal manager.

Wenger is under increasing pressure to step aside at the end of the season, following a disappointing campaign. Despite increasing calls for Wenger to step aside, he looks set to sign a two-year extension with the club.

Henry is Arsenal's record goalscorer, having scored 175 goals for the club over an eight-season spell. He returned in 2012 for a brief loan spell.

The World Cup winner has yet to manage any team at a senior level, but he is working as an assistant manager to Roberto Martinez at Belgium. The team look on course to reach their second consecutive World Cup, as they lead their qualification group by two points.

Speaking to Canal Plus, during the international break, Henry would not rule himself out of taking the job in the unlikely event if he was offered it.

"My name is quoted to succeed Wenger, I hear that. But it's hard for me to talk about it I have a lot of respect for everything the coach has done. Am I ready? I don't know and nobody knows, but I also need to learn my job."

Henry is enjoying his time with Belgium, and is still unsure if he wants to take one of the game's big jobs.

"I have not fixed any goal in the head, I will love [being a coach] and I will do everything for it. But, right now, I'm in learning mode."

Belgium play Russia in Sochi on Tuesday evening in a friendly, as both teams continue their preparations for next year's World Cup.