Thierry Henry is widely regarded by Arsenal fans as the greatest player in the club’s history. Along with that, he is also regarded as one of the greatest strikers the game has ever seen who blitzed opposition defenders with his pace, trickery and deadly finishing.
Thierry Henry left his beloved Arsenal for Barcelona in 2007, where he enjoyed 3 trophy laden seasons before moving to the MLS with the New York Red Bulls in 2010. In 2012, due to the unavailability of Gervinho and Marouane Chamakh due to the African Cup of Nations and the MLS off-season, Henry returned to Arsenal on a two month loan deal. It was written in the stars that he would score on his return. In an FA Cup encounter against Leeds, Henry came off the bench to score the winner in a typically unfazed manner.
It was typical of Henry to score on his return. This only further added to the legend of Henry at Arsenal. He to this very day is highly revered at the club and is nothing short of a God at the Emirates stadium, where he has been immortalized with a statue outside the stadium. Undoubtedly, one of the greatest strikers the game of football has ever seen and the greatest striker who has graced North London and the Highbury and the Emirates stadium.