Hail to the KING of Arsenal – What are your best Henry memories?

The news of the former Arsenal and France international star striker Thierry Henry announcing his retirement from football, or the playing side of the game at least, has quite rightly dominated the football media today and produced plenty of debates about where Henry stands in the pantheon of great players.

Some will argue that he is not even the best Premier League striker ever after Frank Lampard equalled his goals tally of 175 EPL goals the other day and is likely to surpass it soon enough, with Wayne Rooney, Andy Cole and Alan Shearer also having scored more.

Frank’s achievement is fantastic, especially for a midfielder, but he did take 588 games to get there, while Henry took just 254 games. All those others played their whole careers in England and only Shearer’s overall record compares with the great Gunner.
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Looking at it another way, Henry scored his Premier League goals at a rate of one every 122 minutes. The next best of players with over 100 goals is (through gritted teeth) Robin van Persie every 137 minutes, then Shearer with 147 minutes, Michael Owen with 154 minutes and our own Ian Wright with 157 minutes.

That makes Henry the clear winner, but Arsenal fans already knew that. It was not just his goals that made him great though, it was his style, skills, attitude and everything. So let us know what your own favourite memories are of Henry, possibly the greatest player we will ever see playing for Arsenal. Here is a little video to get you going.

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  1. True.Gonner says:

    Long live the KING!!!

    1. SoOpa AeoN says:

      Boy! Ain’t y’all tired of memories (HISTORY Tv) when we got huge tasks ahead?

      1. True.Gonner says:

        Why do you like moaning m8?

        1. seancali says:

          Best memory for me vs Manu which we won 3-1 Henry scored twice and Barthez had a nightmare in goal, gifting henry a goal. It was a great moment as an arsenal fan. Henry also scored a superb goal vs manu in a 1-0 win for us, Barthez beaten once again.
          But for me the best memory of all time would be Wiltord’s goal at old tradford which led to a 1-0 win for us and we celebrated winning the BPL in manchesters backyard. hahaha …good old times.

      2. Pythagoras( but you can call me pi) says:

        Arsenal is majorly historical. the invincibles, the good players, the fear from other teams.. the trophies and titles….they are all history πŸ™ πŸ™
        nothing really in the present πŸ™ πŸ™

      3. Enigmaticben says:

        I can bet you ain’t a gonner but that not withstanding I must let you know that there’s no FUTURE without an HISTORY…Like it or Like it (that’s your ONLY option) TH14 is the BEST STRIKER to ever grace the EPL

    2. Mowember says:

      ADMIN COMMENT : You are banned forever you disgusting racist w”Β·”Β·$% !!

  2. Nikhilesh says:

    My bad luck, i became a gooner only since 2012. But i’ve watched a many videos of henry since then. My favourite goal v manure in 2000-01(?) season

    1. muda says:

      @Nikhilesh, i actually feel sorry for you bro. you missed alot , am one of the few lucky gooners around. coz i started supporting arsenal in the middle of every best thing, around 2002.

  3. YingYang69 says:

    For me the top three would be v spu, v liv and v manu. The goals against liv and spu were very similar as he beat the entire team single handedly going the full length of the pitch… absolutely awsome display the man is truly a marvel. He epitomized the Invincibles. He was Invincible.

  4. Budd says:

    The king! The only one!

    1. Robin Vanpayslip says:

      His statue may be bronze but he is still capable of producing golden moments – best quote I ever heard in commentary.

      Indeed, the one and only king and Arsenal legend.

      1. Budd says:

        Oh, the best comment after his goal against Leeds. What a comeback! Legend!

        1. SaveArsenal says:

          Now that was a hair on end air punching moment, his goal against Leeds, for a moment the world was right again, Henri wore red and the ball was in the net…

          1. Wazzzimbo says:

            That moment gave me goosebumps and when he started thumping that Arsenal badge I can boldly say I shed a tear or two. :’)

  5. SoOpa AeoN says:

    Not saying good memories are a bad thing, but they will be in archives and would Last for a very long time in our hearts…. But the future is there to secure, if we want to forge ahead, then think ahead …….. LONG LIVE HENRY!

    1. mobaygunner says:

      Im surprise u didn’t put wenger out somewhere in there…ffs can u just for 1ssecond forget about the negativity..just 1 second 1 coment…thisis about the king not the current team….for me the best to ever do it…he had it all u name it henry could do it…..I put 1 player above henry that I have seen play (never seen the pele and maridona play)…and that is zidane…Henry to me is the best forward everrrr…hands down

    2. Zulu-boy-SA says:

      Soopa aon, give it a rest, this is Thierry Henry we’re talking about every gooner loves him.

  6. Thando says:

    Remember the days of wengerball?(henry)arsenal vs r.madrid?now those were days where arsenal was really respected for the way we were playing the game

  7. vijaygunner says:

    would’ve loved to see him wear the arsenal colors once again.

  8. Pythagoras( but you can call me pi) says:

    I rem him lifting the Premier league trophy….I don’t know when al view such a thing again in Arsenal πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™
    #long live the King πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    #short live Wenger’s reign πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™
    #longest live Pythagoras(me) πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  9. Twig says:

    Shame Henry never got to solve our DM problem.

    _______Sanchez Cazorla OX
    ________Flamini Henry
    Gibbs Mertesacker Chambers Debuchy

  10. goonergaz2000 says:

    All stand for the king.the king of kings raise your glass to Thierry Henry and wrighty you were something special also

  11. YingYang69 says:

    Disappointed with some Gooners on here. One of our greatest ever retires and instead of offering tribute to the great man some just want to talk about wenger out, history is blah we need blah were not blah.

    Seriously two minutes reminiscing one one fond memory, no?. Pull your head out of the gutter.

  12. Tyno says:

    Henry Thierry, why can’t you do a Paul Scoles? If you did, at least the fear factor would return. Gutted to see you retire.

  13. Aggelos says:

    My 2nd favorite Arsenal player, behind Dennis Bergkamp

  14. Glasgow Gooner Henry14 says:

    Henry interview on Sky Sports….. ” I cried when I left Arsenal. We failed in 2006 I want to be part of this team again and win the Champions League ” I hope The King will be a future Arsenal manager.

  15. Zulu-boy-SA says:

    I would still have Henry playing CF ahead of all our current strikers

  16. gooner100 says:

    Watching Henry picking up the ball just inside the opponents half, then running at the defence, going round a player, heading towards the edge of the box, opening up his body and you just knew the ball was going to curl inside the far post. Priceless.

    1. YingYang69 says:

      Brilliant description. I can only imagine the horror our opposing fans felt whenever Henry began as you say.

  17. No10 says:

    So many great moments…and what a comeback he had with us for a few weeks. The word legend is often misused but not in his case.

    Long live King Thierry!

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  19. WengerOut says:

    Our crown prince who never become a king

  20. ross- says:

    Without a doubt the Champions League goal against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu, sent shivers down my spine. Honestly one of the best goals in Champions League history!

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