Coral’s compilation of Thierry Henry’s top 10 Arsenal goals in video!
Following the retirement from football of Thierry Henry, and announcement that he is to become a Sky Sports pundit, Coral compile video footage of his top ten goals for Arsenal in no particular order, giving Gunners fans and supporters alike an early Christmas present.
Throughout his career with Monaco, Juventus, Arsenal, Barcelona and New York Red Bulls, Henry scored an array of outstanding goals, though it wasn’t until he moved to north London when he really came into his own, where manager Arsene Wenger converted him from a winger into a striker.
The Gunners could certainly do with their former star this season, as they trail Chelsea by 13 points in the Premier League, and are 50/1 with Coral to win the title.
So, feast your eyes on these Christmas treats Arsenal fans and remember the glory days!
Goal v Tottenham: November 2002
All Gunners supporters will remember this; a goal against their bitter rivals. Winning the ball in his own half, as it was cleared out of Arsenal’s area, he ran the length of the field with it, holding off challenges, before dispatching from 18 yards out.
Goal v Liverpool: April 2004
Another one where we get to see his devastating dribbling skills which mystifies midfielders, dazzled defenders and gazumped goalkeepers. Henry received the ball in Liverpool’s half and danced through challenges to roll it in from close range. Enjoy!
Goal v Charlton: October 2004
Pure nerve here from Henry. The Gunners worked the ball into the area, where the Frenchman positioned himself strategically, forging an angle to do the only thing he possibly could to score. With a defender behind him, a deft back-heel went through the legs of the defender and beat the goalie.
Goal v Manchester United: September 2000
Perfection personified. The ball is played into Henry with his back to goal. He tees it up, swivels to beat the defender and, on the turn from 20 yards, hits a volley majestically over the flailing Fabian Barthez.
Goal v Chelsea: March 2003
An FA Cup tie against their London rivals, which Arsenal went onto win; Henry collected a dinked pass over the top as he beat the offside trap and, with the keeper advancing, used his body to shield the ball and spin round to pass into an empty net.
Goal v Manchester City: February 2004
In a 2-1 victory over Man City, Henry hit an arrow like shot straight into the top right corner from the edge of the area to beat David James in spectacular fashion.
Goal v Newcastle: November 2006
Showing his ability from a dead ball, Henry bent a free-kick around the wall from 20 yards out with deadly pace and accuracy, with it going in off the underside of the bar.
Goal v Real Madrid: February 2006
Arsenal achieved what many said was impossible to beat Los Blancos 1-0 at the Bernabeu in the Champions League. Henry disagreed with the doubters. His mazy run through the Madrid rearguard saw him brush off a number of attempts to challenge him and drill into the bottom corner.
Goal v Borussia Dortmund: October 2002
Another Champions League goal saw Henry effortlessly sweep a free-kick up and over the wall from 22 yards out, to leave the future Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehman standing.
Goal v Leeds United: January 2012
It was a truly remarkable moment. Henry came back to Arsenal in MLS’s off-season on a short contract to keep fit. He marked it with a polished finish as he ghosted into the area untracked, to pass the ball into the bottom corner, to send home fans into derision.
There you have it folks, hope you enjoyed it. Merry Christmas!