Thierry Henry reveals how he joined Arsenal

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Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry has revealed how a chance encounter with Arsene Wenger on a flight to Paris resulted in him securing a transfer to the club where he established himself among the all-time icons.

The former France international joined the Gunners from Juventus in the summer of 1999 and found the net 228 times in 377 appearances during two spells with the north London club.

Henry moved to Highbury after enduring an unhappy six months in Turin following a transfer from Monaco - the club where he had previously worked with Wenger - and a post-season chat with the Arsenal manager prompted him to pursue a deal.

The forward's willingness to leave Juventus for Arsenal so soon after arriving in Italy encouraged Wenger to formalise his interest in Henry, and the rest is history.

"Sometimes, destiny is weird," Henry explained in a new documentary.

"After that game — the Juve game at the end of the season — I went back to Paris.

"Who was on the plane? You can ask him... the boss was on the plane.

"That’s when I told him that I would love to join Arsenal."

Henry is currently training with Arsenal during the MLS off-season, but Wenger claims he will not be recruiting the 36-year-old on loan having done so almost two years ago.

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