NEW YORK:  Thierry Henry has called time, as expected, on his concluding career spell with New York Red Bulls in Major League Soccer.

The ex-Arsenal striker spent nearly five years in MLS which ended on Saturday after a 2-2 draw with New England Revolution which spelled a 4-3 defeat in the Eastern Conference Championship play-off.

Henry, 37, said: “The decision has always been that I would leave after the duration of my contract. I’ll take the next few weeks to decide on the next chapter of my career.”

Henry won the World Cup with France in 1998 – though he did not play in the final itself – and two English league titles with the Gunners, where he played between 1999 and 2007.

He added the Champions League with Barcelona in 2009 and returned to Arsenal for four matches on loan in 2012.

Last month L’Equipe quoted Henry as hinting at another return to north London. He said: “One thing is certain: I will stay in football, as a coach, a consultant or executive. We will see.

“The second certainty is that I would love to see Arsenal win the Champions League. Whether that is from near or far does not depend on me, but it is sure I’d like to help. This is my club and, as a player, I was not able to give them the Champions League.”