Premier League - Houllier: Henry won't rejoin Arsenal

New York Red Bulls chief Gerard Houllier says Thierry Henry will not be joining Arsenal for a third time when the January transfer window opens.

Henry, 35, returned to Arsenal last year for a brief but successful loan spell and scored two goals to take his record tally for the London club to 228.

The former France international has been linked with another return to Emirates Stadium having trained with Arsenal in recent weeks and Arsene Wenger has not ruled out the possibility of signing Henry again.

However, Houllier - who is friends with Wenger and holds the position of Red Bull's Head of Global Soccer - says there has been no contact between the two clubs.

"I find it strange what we hear in the media," Houllier told Canal+.

"If Arsene needed him, he would have called me or (sporting director) Andy Roxburgh, but this is not the case.

"I do not think both parties need to have this second comeback. Moreover he has become a dad again. I think he will appreciate this truce. "

Arsenal's second largest shareholder Alisher Usmanov said last week that he wants to bring Henry back to the club, but not in a playing capacity.