Arsenal icon Thierry Henry asked whether he would ever coach at Spurs

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Thierry Henry has admitted that he would never manage Tottenham, while reflecting on the first North London Derby encounter of the season. 

The Gunners simply outplayed Nuno Espirito Santo’s side last month when Mikel Arteta led his team to a comfortable 3-1 win at the Emirates Stadium. 

Arsenal raced into a 3-0 lead before half-time, while a second-period strike from Heung-min Son proved to be a consolation for Nuno, who suffered his third defeat in a row at the time. 

Henry, who spent eight years in the red half of North London, was reflecting on his former team’s performance and could not help himself but aim a dig at Spurs, whose Premier League record at the Emirates is wretched to say the least at just one win.

Henry said at the Prime Video Presents Sport 2021 event (via The Sun): “I’ve seen us beating Norwich before, winning at Burnley, beating Tottenham at home – because we always beat Tottenham at home.

“I was more than happy when we beat Tottenham as we were on a good run but I was waiting to see a performance, away from home, against a team [Brighton] that passes the ball. And, instead, we suffered.”

The Arsenal icon was also quizzed on whether he would ever consider overseeing proceedings in the Spurs dugout at some point in the future, to which he responded: “That would never happen in a million years.”

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The opportunity was always going to be there for Henry to take, as Spurs’ performance and record in general away in North London Derbies is poor. Also, the question of whether he would manage Spurs was cheeky, and always going to elicit that exact response. 

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