The 36 year old all time record Gunners scorer, now playing for the New York Red Bulls in the United States, has been using the Gunners' Hertfordshire base to help keep up his fitness level.
"At the moment Thierry is invited just to practise when he can and when he wants," said the Frenchman.
"We have a big staff, a very competent one, and we have the right number to support the team to achieve the targets.
"Thierry is a player, one day certainly it will be different, but at the moment no."
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