ARSENAL'S returning legend Thierry Henry has hailed Brendan Rodgers' Swansea City ahead of this weekend's Liberty Stadium showdown, describing the Swans as "an amazing team"
Henry is set make his first Premier League appearance on Sunday following his surprise return to the Gunners on a short-term loan.
The 34-year-old made a dramatic goal-scoring cameo in the midweek 1-0 FA Cup win against Leeds United, but the Frenchman is adamant Sunday's clash will be a huge test for Arsene Wenger's side.
"Swansea are an amazing team," said World Cup winner Henry, who is on loan from MLS side New York Red Bulls.
"I've been more than impressed with them, they play football the right way, they're dangerous, they play with two great wingers and we know it's going to be a difficult game for us."
Wenger could yet unleash Henry and in-form Robin Van Persie against the Swans as Arsenal look to maintain their challenge for a Champions League spot.
"Robin will be back against Swansea. Will Thierry start or not? I don't know yet. I haven't decided," he said.
"He can play behind or in front of Robin or on the flank, Robin can play on the flank too, but I don't know yet what I will do. They can play together, of course, and they did play together."
Meanwhile, Swansea City duo Ferrie Bodde and Alan Tate stepped up their comebacks with starting places in a reserve practice match at Hereford's Edgar Street this afternoon.
Bodde, who has been dogged by knee problems for the last three years, was back in action for the first time since a pre-season friendly at Port Talbot, with his last competitive fixture coming way back in February 2010 at Peterborough.
Tate was back for the first time since breaking his leg after captaining the side in the opening Premier League fixture at Man City.
French defender Darnel Situ, 19, also started his first match since completing his £250,000 move from Lens, while Rory Donnelly, 19, made his debut following his recent transfer from Northern Ireland club Cliftonville
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