Thierry Henry: Arsenal hero praised by legends in amazing compilation

Thierry Henry is one of the greatest players to ever grace the Premier League.

The French wizard, who mercilessly tormented opposition defenders during his time at Arsenal, made an unerring habit of scoring ridiculous, once-in-a-lifetime goals.

To actually try and pick a greatest strike from his glut of wonder-goals would be a fraught undertaking, with just far too many to choose from.

Henry formed a crucial cog in one of the best teams to ever take on the English top flight as Arsene Wenger’s Gunners clinched immortality with an invincible season in 2003/04.

Henry complimented his 30-goal haul that season with nine assists as Arsenal cruised to domestic glory.

Overall, in two spells at his beloved Arsenal, Henry would score an unprecedented 228 goals and register 106 assists.

It is no surprise, then, that the man was immortalised with a statue outside the Emirates Stadium.

LONDON – DECEMBER 04: Thierry Henry of Arsenal celebrates scoring Arsenals third goal during the Barclays Premiership match between Arsenal and Birmingham City at Highbury on December 4, 2004 in London, England. (Photo by Phil Cole/Getty Images)

The French star was the definition of ruthless guile and touch, turning the mundane into the magnificent at the drop of a hat or with the simple turning of a boot.

It looked, at times, as though the ball was glued to his feet as he would glide through defensive lines leaving a trail of anarchy and devastation in his wake.

However, if you need any more convincing of his heroic status, perhaps hearing from some of the biggest legends in the game will do the trick.

From Michael Owen to John Terry, Steven Gerrard to Sir Alex Ferguson, Rio Ferdinand to Cesc Fabregas and many more, they all sing off the same hymn sheet when it comes to Henry.

The man really was something special wasn’t he?

When some of your biggest rivals from your playing days are falling over their own feet to sing your praises, you know you must have had a dramatic impact.

Henry would eventually swap north London for Barcelona where he would go on to finally win that Champions League title he so coveted.

Still, while he might’ve conquered Europe elsewhere, there can be no denying that his headiest days, and possibly fondest memories, came when he sported that famous cannon on his chest.

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