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Arsenal Set For Thierry Henry Reunion In New Jersey

27/03/2014 14:34 GMT | Updated 27/03/2014 14:59 GMT

Arsenal have scheduled a New York reunion with former striker Thierry Henry.

The Gunners will travel to the United States to face New York Red Bulls for a New Jersey pre-season friendly on 26 July.

Henry, Arsenal's all-time leading goalscorer, moved to New York in 2010 following three seasons at Barcelona.

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Henry celebrates scoring on his first game back with Arsenal against Leeds in 2012

Henry said: “It goes without saying that hosting Arsenal at Red Bull Arena will be a special moment for me both on a professional and personal level. As I have said before, the club is in my heart and this will be another terrific chapter in my relationship with Arsenal Football Club.

"Along with my teammates, I am excited to host Arsenal in New York - one of the greatest cities in the world - and hope that Red Bulls and Arsenal fans will be able to enjoy the match."

Henry and Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger added: "Obviously it will be good to play against Thierry. He is a very special player in our club’s history and I know the players and the supporters will enjoy this very much."

It will be Arsenal’s second encounter with the Red Bulls in three years, following a 1-1 draw at the 2011 Emirates Cup.