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When Thierry Henry ruined the entire Man City defence before out-of-character finish

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Thierry Henry is, without question, one of the greatest strikers the Premier League has ever seen.

In fact, Arsenal haven't quite been the same since he left back in 2007.

Henry is the Gunners' record goalscorer with 228 goals and he won just about everything possible during his career, domestically as well as on the international stage.

He provided us with plenty of memorable moments in English football; whether it was waltzing past the entire Liverpool defence back in 2004 - leaving Jamie Carragher scrambling - or even the famous flick-up volley finish against Manchester United back in 2000.

He was a wonderful footballer to watch and at his apex, he led Arsenal to their invincibles season in 2004.

Now, Henry works as a pundit for Sky Sports and his opinion is universally respected for, if nothing else, the fact that he was such a sensational player.

The four-time Premier League Golden Boot winner scored some spectacular goals during his time in the red half of north London and therefore it is easy to forget some of his magical moments that he failed to finish.

One moment springs to mind in particular when Arsenal defeated a pre-cash rich Manchester City 3-1 away from home back in 2006.

As you can see from the clip below, Henry picks up the ball at about the mid-point of the City half and proceeds to embarrass four players before popping the ball into Robin Van Persie and running for the return.

Unfortunately, that's where the Frenchman's beautiful work came undone and he steered his effort well wide of the goal - the ultimate anti-climax. It's worth noting that he wasn't facing the likes of Vincent Kompany that day, more like a teenage Micah Richards and Richard Dunne.

Many believe the next Thierry Henry is in the midst of a sensational debut season for Monaco - 18-year-old Kylian Mbappe.

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Boss Arsene Wenger has openly admitted he has tried to recruit the young Frenchman and he sees similar qualities in Mbappe to a young Henry, who also came through at Monaco.

"He is not exactly Thierry Henry but it is true that he has similar qualities and the future and talent is similar," Wenger told the Ligue 1 show.

"The potential is similar, after that if he has the same level of motivation, desire and intelligence that Thierry has, and the next two to three years will tell us that, then he can be very promising."

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