Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has been told to choose between TV punditry and a career as a coach at the club, according to the Daily Mail.
Gunners’ boss Arsene Wenger is said to have given the ultimatum as he wants the former France international to either dedicate himself to the club completely, or focus on his career as a TV pundit.
Henry often criticized the Gunners last season, following another underwhelming season and Wenger is believed to be concerned about working with the club as a coach and still criticizing its players as a pundit.
As a result, he would either focus entirely on his work with the Arsenal youth team, or leave the club and face his punditry duties squarely.
Henry is currently undergoing his Pro Licence course, and is said to have been offered a full time role with the Arsenal U18s as assistant manager, and he has spent some time with several youth teams during his UEFA A licence course.
He has been mentioned severally as a possible Arsenal manager in the future, but it remains to be seen how the latest development will affect his relationship with the club.
If he leaves, he won’t be the first former Arsenal captain to pursue a coaching career elsewhere, as Patrick Vieira was with Manchester City before moving to their American franchise, New York City FC, and most recently, Mikel Arteta retired to team up with Pep Guardiola also at Manchester City.
Wenger himself is currently being linked as a possible replacement for Roy Hodgson, who quit as the England coach after a poor Euro 2016.