The biggest transfer of the season, risking his reputation, Henry went back to Arsenal. And he left with his reputation higher than before and another record to his name.
He arrived at a club in trouble. Wenger was under huge pressure, and the team was very tired and demoralized. Initially to play a 'behind the scenes' role, the magic that is Thierry Henry was recaptured when he came on as a sub and scored the winner against Leeds in the FA Cup.
Even I, as a long term Arsenal opposer, was ecstatic. He brought hope to Arsenal, restored faith in the team and manager and united the club, as they pushed for results.
The move helped ease some of the pressure off of the club and certain figures at the club, as Henry expanded his 'behind the scenes role' to a very front role.
His pace was off and his touches were not as good as they used to be, but he was hungry and he showed how much it meant to him to be there. He didn't expect to play as much as he did, but he put the work rate in. It is not often players hug the manager after scoring, but it was pure emotion when he scored that FA Cup winner.
He may be gone now, but after the 5-2 win over Spurs, Arsenal seem to be on the up. And they can certainly thank Henry for that.