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. 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.

      1. 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™

      2. 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

  1. 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. @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.

  2. 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.

    1. 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. 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…

  3. 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. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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™‚

  6. Shame Henry never got to solve our DM problem.

    _______Sanchez Cazorla OX
    ________Flamini Henry
    Gibbs Mertesacker Chambers Debuchy

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

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

  11. 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!

  12. 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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