Sergio Aguero may have the record but Thierry Henry is still king!

Sergio Aguero and Thierry Henry are wonderful footballers; both are incredible strikers capable of turning a game on their own God-given ability alone, capable of scoring all sorts of goals. However, comparing both of them is not a matter to be debated in the media.

This weekend Sergio Aguero overtook Thierry Henry as the highest scoring foreign player in English football. As soon as Aguero achieved that, the media went agog comparing both of them; some even suggested Aguero should be crowned as the new king of premiership football because he scored more goals than Henry, and in lesser games. Wow! Is that all that is needed to be crowned the king of football? Have they checked their assist records and their abilities to totally change a game on their own?

According to skysports, the 31-year-old Aguero, now on 177 goals, achieved the feat in his 255th Premier League game. Henry on the other hand, scored 175 goals in 258 games for Arsenal. This is quite impressive if I must say. However, as goal scorers, it is pointless discussing them as their records are identical. However when it comes to evaluating them both as a player, as a striker, then nobody would argue that Henry is clearly the superior player. According to premierleague.com, Henry is 11th on the Premier League all time list for assists; while Aguero can’t be found in the top 20 all time premiership assist table.

I am not jealous of Aguero’s record in any way. All I am trying to do is to tell the football world that in Thierry Henry Arsenal had a player who got the goals of Aguero and the assists of Kevin de Bruyne. His 20 assists in the 2002/03 season is still a record. When it comes to strikers, only Wayne Rooney is on par with Henry when it comes to scoring and creating; The Englishman has 31 more goals and 239 assists than Henry – but also played 233 more games

Aguero may be the hottest striker in world football right now, but when it comes to who is king between him and Henry, even he knows that Henry and not him, is the king of them all. Hope I am not sounding jealous, because I am not. As a matter of fact, I have always wished Aguero would play for Arsenal, even if it was only for a season.

We are Arsenal and we are proud.

Sylvester Kwentua (Lagos Gooner)

8 Comments

  1. gotanidea says:

    I agree that the prime Henry is more of a team player than the prime Aguero

    Aubameyang would have the chance to become a legend too next season, provided he’d stay with us

  2. Reggie says:

    If records are there to be broken and it it is broken then Aguero is the record holder, the rest is opinion. The best striker i have ever seen in the prem is Alan Shearer but he was purely a striker a goal scorer.

  3. Uwot? says:

    Plus Th14 spent two less seasons at Arsenal than aguero has currently spent at .would have racked up potentially another 40/50 goals.And if u carried out a survey of football fans worldwide who’d they rather have on their team at both players peak,I’m 100% TH14 would win it hands down.still ,its all speculative isn’t it really?

  4. Jo-Gunz says:

    The kingdom honors goals not assists.
    Goal King!
    Please, when it is over, it is over. The king from our lineage has been dethroned and we better find or create a new one than to dwell on past glories.
    You can score 20 goals with 20 assists but the guy with 21 goals zero assists becomes the ish. Simple.

  5. James says:

    Aguero is the king now. Time to accept and move on

  6. Blue 17 says:

    True… Just as we might have to accept come the end of the season, we aren’t the only invincibles😪

    1. Sue says:

      😭😫🤢🥺

    2. Restless says:

      No way. If others cannot stop Liverpool then we the record holders will have to put our lives on the line to defend it loool.

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