​Thierry Henry has warned Arsenal fans to "be careful what you wish for" over potentially wanting manager Arsene Wenger to leave the club.


The Gunners legend spoke to the ​London Evening Standard about his thoughts surrounding the calls for Wenger to be sacked over the course of the past few seasons.


Wenger recently celebrated his 20th anniversary in charge of Arsenal, but the Frenchman has come in for criticism from sections of the Emirates faithful over his failure to win trophies on a regular basis.

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Arsenal have won the FA Cup twice in the past three seasons, but have not tasted Premier League success since the 2003/04 campaign - a stat levelled at Wenger in the wake of Leicester City's unprecedented league triumph last term.


The North Londoners currently sit joint first in the 2016/17 league standings with Manchester City and Liverpool, but missed their chance to make top spot their own last Saturday after being held to a 0-0 draw by Middlesbrough.


Henry now believes that, if Arsenal fans end up getting their wish over wanting Wenger out, they could come to regret it down the line.

The former striker said: “Be careful what you wish for because when he's not going to be around people are going to realise what he was doing at the time.


“It looks like finally things are going the right way. It would be great if in his 20th season in charge he can win the title, but are they going to do it? The competition is massive.”


Henry also commented on speculation linking Wenger to the vacant England manager's job. Former Three Lions manager Sam Allardyce was sacked just one match into his reign after an undercover Daily Telegraph sting showed the 62-year-old discussing how to bypass third-party ownership rules in England, among other accusations.

Interim England boss Gareth Southgate has two more games to show that he is capable of leading the senior national side into a new era, while Wenger has been strongly linked with taking up the role.


Despite saying he could see his former boss in charge of England, though, Henry is of the opinion that the 67-year-old is too used to managing on a day-to-day basis at club level to truly take the rumours seriously.


He added: “You can never say never, but I don't see it happening. I said recently that Arsene likes being on the pitch on a daily basis, and that's not the case when you coach a national team.”


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