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Arsenal v Ireland: The best… and worst of Thierry Henry

by | 16th, December 2014

EVERYONE is queueing up to pay tribute to Thierry Henry, who announced his retirement from football today.

In his time at Arsenal alone, his stats were preposterously great. For the Gunners, he bagged a whopping 175 Premier League goals, and during his time there, he found the back of the net every 122 minutes. He also landed two Premier League titles, three FA Cups and two Community Shields, was part of the Invicibles, won four Golden Boots, hit 226 goals in all competitions, chipped in with over a century of assists and everyone kinda fancied him.

Not bad for a player who Arsene Wenger signed as a winger.

If you include the rest of his career, where he played for Monaco, Barcelona, Juventus and New York Red Bulls, Thierry managed to score 360 club goals in 792 games and bagged 51 goals in 123 matches for France.

His colleagues have been quick to tip praise all over him. Cesc Fabregas tweeted: “Sad to see the end to the career of one of the best players I’ve ever played with. A true legend.” Mesut Ozil said: “Once you enchanted all of us now I can only say: Thanks for everything!”

Jamie Carragher added: “Defenders everywhere will be breathing a sigh of relief that he has hung his boots up. He was certainly the toughest opponent I ever faced and possibly the best player the Premier League has seen. I would have loved him to be on the same team as me during my playing career.”

With all that taken into account, let us look at some of the best (and worst) of Thierry Henry’s career!

Henry’s Finest Moment

For everything Henry has done, he’ll never top this photo of himself with a boombox.

henry bom box

Volley versus Manchester United

Possibly Henry’s most famous goal. Certainly one of the best goals ever scored on English soil.

Henry’s hat-trick against Liverpool

Henry could pretty much do everything, but his second goal in his famous hat-trick against Liverpool takes some beating.

Henry sees red

Thierry was no wimp and could throw himself around if needed.

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