Arsenal legend and all time leading goal scorer Thierry Henry has a agreed a deal in principle to join the Gunners’ on loan in January.
The club want to being negotiations with New York Red Bulls earlier than they did when they decided to bring Henry back for six weeks last season so he can become available for selection from 1st January according to Goal.com.
It has been widely reported that a move could happen and it is believed that Henry has told Arsenal he wants to rejoin them and consequently they have opened up talks with the Red Bulls.
The key sticking point is the length of the loan, with Arsene Wenger keen to have the 35-year-old for as long as possible.
The MLS club have given the go-ahead for Henry to join for a similar six-week period to last season but they are reluctant for the Frenchman to be allowed an extension to his stay much beyond mid-February.
Goal.com also report that Henry will join up with the Arsenal first team squad in December where he will get up to speed and become available for the New Year.
Wenger previously remarked, "A loan [for Henry] is still a possibility but we will still try to strengthen for the long term.
"Henry is the talent that you dream to have. He has fantastic physique, fantastic technique, a fantastic brain, all built together in one man. At the start he was not confident enough but he has gone on to show what a great player he is."
If Henry does make the six week loan move he will face a host of big games as Arsenal take on, Southampton, Swansea, Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool in January as well a potential League and FA Cup fixtures.