After Thierry Henry announced his retirement on Tuesday, it was obvious what impact and affect it would have on the footballing world - and rightly so.
Henry spent twenty years playing the wonderful game, starting his career at AS Monaco in 1994 and finishing in America, with the New York Red Bulls.
The highlight of the Frenchman's career was most certainly the eight-year period he spent in London, playing for Arsenal. Henry became the club's record goalscorer, netting an incredible 175 times.
So many fantastic players from all over the world, took to Twitter to pay tribute to one of the greatest players to ever grace the pitch.
Former Arsenal legend 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 @thierryhenry! ;-)"
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Meanwhile, Arsenal attacker Theo Walcott posted: "A true inspiration to me in my career. Thank you @Thierryhenry & good luck in your new path with @skysports"
Both Daniel Sturridge and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain paid their respects, whilst referring to Henry as their 'idol'.
And controversial QPR midfielder Joey Barton tweeted saying that Henry was the best player he ever played on the same pitch as.
Some pretty moving words to describe the legend...
If there's one thing for sure when it comes to Henry, it is that there are not many players who can finish the ball the way he can.
There are so many fantastic goals that the 37-year-old has scored, and you only have to look at his record to see what an influential player he was, wherever he played.
175 goals for Arsenal, 51 for France, 35 for Barcelona and 51 for the Red Bulls are the top four in Henry's illustrious stat book, all of which are massively impressive and prove what a staggering player he really was.
After the France legend decided to leave New York earlier this month, many wondered just what path the striker would take.
With a return to Arsenal rumoured, it seemed that either a playing or coaching role were possible, however it has been confirmed that the ex-Juventus man will sign a deal to become a football expert for Sky Sports in the near future.
It is sad to see the career of such a legend come to an end; however this next step in Henry's life is sure to be one which he can offer a lot to, and the footballing world can take a lot from.
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