Thierry Henry Breaks Arsenal's Heart

Thierry Henry has left Arsenal after rejecting the opportunity to coach the club's under-18 side.Henry, 38, was offered the role by Gunners manager Arsene Wenger, who told him he could not combine it with his existing role as a television pundit.

The club's all-time leading scorer, who worked with Arsenal youth players as part of his Uefa,  A Licence course, was not prepared to give up his media work. Former Gunners captain Tony Adams, 49, will take the role with the under-18s. His former central-defensive partner Steve Bould will remain as Wenger's assistant manager while another ex-player, Freddie Ljungberg, will work with the under-16s. Henry must now find a team to coach in order to complete his Pro Licence.

The former France forward is employed as a television pundit by Sky Sports, and worked for BBC Sport during Euro 2016.