There will hardly ever be another Henry! by KM
A magnificent career has come to an end ladies and gentlemen! The one true King of Highbury and the Arsenal has retired. Words will never be enough to describe how much this man has contributed to Arsenals history and one of it’s most successful periods ever.
He scored so many goals, it’s hard to pick out just a few! I love the one where he chipped the ball and fired past Bartes. Ah the good times, when we were dominating United. We had players with character than. We had real leaders and we had players that you could always rely on when you are in trouble.
Henry could always pop up with a goal if you need one. Henry was the last player left that had the spirit of the Invincibles. It’s remarkable how quickly we disposed of all of those players. This left us with a generation of players that had so much potential. Sadly those who actually used it now play for other clubs.
This is the thing, Henry loved Arsenal. Henry breathes Arsenal and the fans love him. This is why he has a statue in front of the Emirates and the current Arsenal players will never have one. When he scored against Leeds in 2012, you could see how he felt.
Not even mentioning the fact his finishing at 33 was better than what most current Arsenal players have, his reaction said it all. This is the Arsenal and we don’t lose. We don’t give up. His goal against Sunderland at his last match for us. When we needed someone to step up, guess who it was, sitting like a predator in the box for the ball and put it past the keeper.
He now joins Sky as a pundit and I think he will do a fantastic job. Thierry is intelligent. Not all good players are. Some players don’t even learn English after playing for years in the country. Henry is well respected and will be a great ambassador of the club.
We need to sign him up as a coach at some point. Our finishing could vastly improve if we have him doing the job. But this could happen in the post-Wenger era. Right now we don’t need another Yes man like Steve Bould turned out to be. And i had major expectations when he took over from Pat Rice.
So I wish Thierry all the very best at his new challenge. We will hardly ever see another player so passionate about the club, so hard-working, and so talented at the same time. The King moves to a new arena.
Good luck Thierry Henry 14.