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Thierry Henry set to make Sky Sports debut

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Arsenal legend Thierry Henry will make his return to the Premier League when he makes his Sky Sports debut on Sunday.

Having retired from football in December, Henry will make his first appearance as a Sky Sports pundit when his former club travel to Manchester City.

The game will be the focal point of Sky Sports Super Sunday and will give viewers a first glimpse of Henry in his new role.

The first test for the Gunners legend will be to put aside his love for the team he served with such success as he attempts to deliver an impartial view on such an important game.

Arsenal will be desperate to take three crucial points in the hunt for Champions League football, while City know they can't afford to lose ground on leaders Chelsea.

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While viewers will be eager to see Henry make his Sky Sports bow, there will be many in North London wishing he was on the pitch, not in the studio.

One of the best

During his playing days, Henry tormented defenders across the world, and two of his former adversaries, Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher, are delighted to finally have him on their side.

"We were blessed in this country to see Thierry playing at his peak, potentially one of the greatest players in the world and even if you supported another team you couldn’t help but enjoy watching him play.

"It’s always a shame when such a career comes to an end, but it’s very
much Sky Sports’ gain and I look forward to working with him." Neville told reporters.

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, I’m
delighted we’re finally on the same side.”

Career

Henry's playing career was one littered with success, at club and international level.

By the age of 21 he was a world champion with France having been part of the squad that lifted the World Cup on home soil in 1998.

Little over a year later he made the move to Arsenal where he'd become one of the leading lights in world football.

His time in North London saw him lift two Premier League titles and three FA Cups, as well as being the inspiration behind the only ever unbeaten Premier League season.

A move to Barcelona saw him get his hands on the Champions League before he joined the likes of David Beckham in Major League Soccer.

He'd make a brief return to Arsenal in 2012 but it's for his first spell in English football than Henry will always be remembered.

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