The Former Arsenal Striker, Thierry Henry, has said that he can only replace Arsene Wenger as manager, if the club asked for his help.
Henry, who has many times in the past indicated interest in the job, insisted that he has never backed down from a challenge.
Wenger’s future at the Emirates is the topic of intense speculation, after a fourth successive defeat in all competitions against Brighton on Sunday.
But when asked if he would want the job should a vacancy arise, Henry told Sky Sports: “Listen, I’m a competitor, you don’t back down from a challenge.
“We are hypothetically speaking before people jump ahead of everything, [but] I have never backed down from a challenge since I was young.
“If I had listened to people who were talking about where I was going to be, I would not have been here.
“When I arrived at Arsenal, they said to me, ‘Why are you outside of the box, you will never score goals?’ with my position being on the left or whatever it was. You don’t back down from a challenge, you always think that you can.
“When I came back to play for Arsenal, everybody, all my friends were saying, ‘it can only tarnish your legacy, why are you going back there?’
“If you love a place and they ask – I repeat, they ask – for help, you are always going to say yes. What I am saying to you is again, we are talking about hypothetical thoughts.”
Henry however admitted that only Wenger will decide when he will walk away from the job.
He stated: “We are talking about shall he quit or not – I can never say that. I am not sitting on the fence, I can never say that.
“I have battled with this man, I can never say that. Do you understand what I mean? I can never say that.
“What I don’t want to see is what’s happening to him, and I would like him to have the last word, whatever word it’s going to be.”