Luke Rodgers believes New York Red Bulls team-mate Thierry Henry would be a hit in the Premier League if he returned to Arsenal.
The Gunners are understood to have made a two-month loan offer to their all-time leading scorer with the 34-year-old striker poised to re-join the club inside the next 48 hours.
Henry left Arsenal for Barcelona in 2007 and it has been suggested that the ex-France international is now past his best.
However, former Port Vale, Yeovil Town and Notts County man Rodgers is of the firm belief that Henry still has what it takes to shine in England's top flight.
"Thierry is pretty much the same player he was at Arsenal," Rodgers told the Daily Express.
"It's hard to say whether he has lost his pace, but he's certainly still a lot quicker than me! I'm convinced he will be a big plus point for Arsenal and that he's still more than capable of playing in the Premier League.
"Everyone at the Bulls respects Thierry as a man and as a player. He is often the difference for us in games and still the one who pops up with that decisive goal or piece of skill.
"He makes the game easier for me. He's not selfish at all; he passes when I'm in a better position to score and he works for the team.
"He talks about a game he has seen on television or the latest Arsenal news. He has kept in touch with a lot of the players and speaks to them. A few have been over to see us play, and Robin van Persie was here not so long ago."