Arsenal legend Thierry Henry to give his full Belgium salary to charity

Thierry Henry and Roberto Martinez
Thierry Henry and Roberto Martinez

Good guy Thierry Henry

Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry was recently appointed the assistant manager of Belgium, working alongside former Everton boss Roberto Martinez and fellow assistant manager Graeme Jones.

Currently employed by Sky, the 39-year-old Frenchman has reportedly decided to give his full €50,000 Belgium salary to charity organisations in Belgium.

Belgium media outlet Sport/Foot magazine claimed Thierry Henry has made this decision for two reasons:

  1. Henry earns £4m a year from his punditry work with Sky Sports.
  2. He sees his role with Belgium as an opportunity to gain experience in coaching.

Busy few days for Arsenal

Thierry Henry’s former club have been very busy in the transfer market over the past few days.

They signed La Liga pair Lucas Perez and Shkodran Mustafi for a combined fee of £55m and also look set to send Jack Wilshere on loan to Bournemouth.

Young Arsenal midfielder Serge Gnabry also completed a move to Werder Bremen today.