Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has turned down a coaching role at his former club in favour of pursuing his media career.
The Gunners’ all-time leading scorer had been involved with Arsenal's academy players last season while training for his UEFA A Licence.
The 38-year-old, who works as a pundit for Sky Sports and BBC Sport, was offered a role within the Arsenal set-up by manager Arsene Wenger on the condition he gave up his media duties.
It proved to be something Henry could not commit to, leading Wenger to withdraw he offer, as he clarified on his official Twitter page.
"I would like to thank Andries Jonker for offering me the chance to coach the U18's @Arsenal, which I was honoured to accept," Henry said.
"However I respect Arsene Wenger's decision and I want to wish their manager Kwame Ampadu, the boys and everyone at the club all the best for the forthcoming season."