Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Thierry Henry

This is Thierry Henry celebrating his home goal in front of the Tottenham Hot Spur “away fans section” at Highbury during Arsenal’s unbeaten season of 2003/2004. Arsenal are the first English team to have broken this record for more than a hundred years. Arsenal 2 – 0 Hotspurs. It is one of my favourite Arsenal images as the Spurs fans jeer at Henry, this being his hundredth goal. Arsenal later went on to win the English Premier League that season in an away match at Tottenham Hotspur – White Heart Lane - London, where Henry also scored the winning goal. This goal and his back heel under pressure goal against Charlton last season are two of my favourite Henry goals, not necessarily his best just my favourite.

In my opinion, Henry is one of the greatest strikers to have ever played in England, Europe, and the World. Just to watch him play is like looking at fine art. His pace, vision and skill at dragging defenders out to the wings before running into the penalty area only added by his ability to score – what a finish. To quote Dennis Bergkamp “I would say that Thierry is the complete player. It is quite amazing he can do so many things at this level of football”. As an Arsenal supporter all I can say is “We’re not worthy”.

Thierry Henry, scored two goals today in Arsenal's Champions League match with Sparta Prague to beat them by 2 – 0. In so doing, Henry goal count surpassed the highest goal scorer record at Arsenal held by Ian Wright at 185 goals. It took Henry 303 games to reach the new club record of 186 goals and counting higher every match, he plays.

I salute you Thierry Henry, thank you for brining so much pleasure to my life through football / soccer.



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