Manager Arsene Wenger maintains he has given no thought to trying to bring Thierry Henry back on a short-term loan deal in January, but admits it is "an honour and a pleasure" to have the former captain back at the club.
The Gunners legend, 34, is currently training at London Colney to keep up his fitness levels following New York Red Bulls' exit from the Major League Soccer Cup at the hands of David Beckham's Los Angeles Galaxy.
Henry was an integral part of Wenger's 'Invincibles' squad of 2003/2004, going on to become Arsenal's record goalscorer before leaving to join Barcelona in the summer of 2007.
Theoretically, the former France World Cup winner could sign a short-term deal with his old club before the new MLS campaign starts up again, much like Beckham did when playing for AC Milan.
However, for now, that is not on Wenger's immediate agenda.
"I have not thought about that at all. At the moment we have a big squad and anyway, that problem cannot examined before the end of...