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25/11/2013 11:06 GMT | Updated 25/11/2013 11:24 GMT

Arsenal Won't Sign Thierry Henry (PICTURES)

Thierry Henry will not sign up for a third spell with Arsenal, Arsène Wenger has confirmed.

The Gunners' manager ruled out a move for the Frenchman, but will always welcome old players to the club's training complex.

Both 36-year-old Henry - now playing for the New York Red Bulls in the United States - and former winger Robert Pires, who turned 40 last month, have been using the Gunners' Hertfordshire base to help keep up their fitness levels.

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Henry, Arsenal's all-time record scorer with 228, returned to Arsenal for a loan spell in January 2012.

Wenger, however, insists there are no plans for a repeat move this season.

"At the moment Thierry is invited just to practise when he can and when he wants," said the Arsenal manager.

"We have a big staff, a very competent one, and we have the right number to support the team to achieve the targets. Thierry is a player, one day certainly it will be different, but at the moment no."

Henry signed from Juventus in 1999 and went on to help the Gunners to Premier League success as part of Arsene Wenger's Invincibles side of 2003/2004 before leaving for Barcelona in the summer of 2007.

During his loan spell last year, Henry scored both against Leeds in the FA Cup and then a winner in stoppage-time at Sunderland on his last appearance.