Henry: I can't score in every game
Thierry Henry has warned Arsenal fans not to expect him to win every game he plays single-handedly after making a dream return to his old club.
The 34-year-old, who will spend the next six and a half weeks with the Gunners after agreeing a short-term loan deal from New York Red Bulls, came off the bench to extend his club goalscoring record as Leeds were beaten 1-0 in Monday's FA Cup third-round tie at Emirates Stadium
The France World Cup winner accepts his fairytale cameo has already set his own barometer to new levels, but he told Arsenal Player: "I know I scored, but that is not going to happen every time I play. I don't know if my runs were intelligent or not but that's the way I play."
During that period, which does have the option for an extension to take in the clash with arch-rivals Tottenham at Emirates Stadium on February 26, Henry is likely to be used as an impact player, with captain Robin van Persie set to be recalled for Sunday's Barclays Premier League trip to Swansea having been allowed some time off for a family break in Dubai.
"I am going to try to bring what I can. Maybe another time it won't be enough, but I will always try my best," Henry added.
Henry's goal, which finally broke the resistance of the npower Championship side to set up a date with Aston Villa in round four, saw the Emirates Stadium erupt, and the whole of the team celebrated with the veteran striker, who instinctively sprinted to the dugout and into a bear hug with manager Arsene Wenger.
The Frenchman had already declared he had not come back to be a hero, and maintains from here on in, it is all about the squad.
"I love the club - I say it so many times. We are not going to redo the story - I just love the club and that's how it is," he said.
"If the boss needs me for 30 seconds, a minute, if he doesn't need me, I am going to try to be around the guys and help in the dressing room."
Henry, who was back in training at London Colney on Tuesday despite it being a rest day, added: "I always want more so I don't know if it is going to be a goal, a pass or a tackle. I am here to be another player, to help the squad and that is it."