Thierry Henry was extraordinary during his eight-year spell at Arsenal.
There were question marks surrounding Arsene Wenger’s decision to sign Henry in 1999 for £11 million.
Henry had underwhelmed during his spell at Juventus and Wenger had to defend his decision to sign him to the media.
Wenger was convinced he was worth the transfer fee and it turned out he was worth every penny.
Henry scored 226 times for Arsenal as he established himself as one of the best players in the club’s history.
The forward produced countless incredible performances for the Gunners. One of his best came against Real Madrid in the Champions League in 2006.
On February 21, 2006, Arsenal travelled to the Bernabeu for their Champions League last-16 first leg tie.
Arsenal were looking to become the first ever English team to win at the Bernabeu. They did just that thanks to a masterclass from Henry.
Arsenal’s main man was unplayable that day. He scored the only goal of the game in the 47th minute.
As well as scoring the winner, Henry also produced some incredible time-wasting in the final moments of the game. View it below…
They don’t make ‘em like Thierry Henry anymore 🥶pic.twitter.com/0RH9CHjA8U
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) February 21, 2022
Henry had the ball in his own half in the 93rd minute. Arsenal were under pressure and clinging on to a slender one-goal lead.
Henry took the pressure off with a piece of pure brilliance.
Sergio Ramos came across to challenge Henry but the Frenchman skipped past him with ease.
Henry showed scintillating pace to get to the ball first before deciding to take it to the corner.
Henry then skipped over a challenge from Alvaro Mejia, fended him off for a few seconds before winning a throw-in. It was coolness personified.
View come reaction to the clip below…
They really don’t make them like Henry any more. He was something else.