Arsene Wenger is considering re-signing Arsenal's record goalscorer Thierry Henry on a two-month loan deal.
The French striker, 34, has been training with his old club since the end of the Major League Soccer season.
He is not due back at New York Red Bulls until March - and the timing may tempt manager Wenger because strikers Gervinho and Marouane Chamakh will soon be at the Africa Cup of Nations.
"Short term is ideal, but I haven't made any enquiry yet," Wenger said.
THIERRY HENRY AT ARSENAL
- Premier League titles:
- FA Cups:
- PFA Player of the Year awards:
- Premier League top scorer:
- First goal:
v Southampton in September 1999
Henry scored 226 goals in 370 games between 1999 and 2007.
His time at the north London club coincided with one of the most successful periods in Arsenal's history, winning two league titles and three FA Cups before
leaving for Barcelona
Henry's legendary status at Arsenal was recently recognised during the club's 125th anniversary celebrations when
a statue of him was unveiled
outside Emirates Stadium.
Wenger said: "I have to think about [making an offer for Henry].
"1 January is the vital date for us. We have seven days to make decisions and I will make a decision in the next seven days on players."
The Africa Cup of Nations, which lasts a month, starts at the end of January.