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The Manchester City manager believes his former player Thierry Henry has the ability to manage Arsenal in the future.
Pep Guardiola backs Henry to become a manager — if that is something the former striker wants to do.
Arsenal lost perhaps their best chance at silverware this season with a humiliating 3-0 loss in the Carabao Cup final to Man City on Sunday, then fell further out of the top-four race with another loss to City by an identical scoreline four days later.
The defeat heaped further pressure on Gunners boss Arsene Wenger, as Arsenal remains 10 points back of fourth place with the Europa League looking the only possible route back to the Champions League.
Henry’s name has been floated by pundits as a possible replacement for Wenger as the London’s club finds their season falling apart.
Currently an assistant under Roberto Martinez with the Belgium national team, Henry has previously said it is his “dream” to manage Arsenal.
And he has a believer in his former manager at Barcelona as Guardiola believes Henry has the ability to succeed, should he want to step into the coach’s box.
“If he wants to be manager, he has the talent to do it,” Guardiola said after City’s victory over Arsenal. “But he has to decide, not me.”
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