Henry retired from the game in December after leaving the New York Red Bulls and has begun working as a pundit with Sky Sports.
But in order to stay fully occupied and involved with the game he loves, the Frenchman is set to take on his first coaching role with the Gunners.
The 37-year-old Arsenal legend is the club’s all-time leading goalscorer with 228 in 377 games and has he has already taken a few sessions with the Gunners’ youth teams. He needs to be more involved to earn his UEFA coaching badges and a role as academy coach will allow him to do that.
Arsene Wenger has previously suggested that Henry is set for a career in coaching and the Arsenal great could well be standing in the dugout at the Emirates in a few years time.
Wenger’s contract with Arsenal is set to run through to the end of the 2016/2017 season and Henry could be in a position to step up be involved with coaching the first-team by that point.
Arsenal fans would love to see their legendary goalscorer lead the team in the future and he’s one step closer as he enters the world of coaching with the youngsters at the club.
Will Thierry Henry make a good coach? Will he one day manage Arsenal?