In every single season he played for Arsene Wenger’s team, the French forward surpassed the 20-goal mark and was given countless individual awards as the years went by.
Arsenal, England and probably the rest of football world stood in bewilderment when he missed out on FIFA’s World Footballer of the Year award in 2004 because he was clearly the best footballer on Earth by a far mile that year.
He also had an amazing Premier League goal haul of 34 in a calendar year, a record that has been equaled by the red-hot Robin van Persie.
In his time under the tutelage of one of football’s greatest alchemists, Arsene Wenger, Henry won two Premier League titles and three FA Cups. He presently holds the record for the highest amount of league goals scored by a foreign player in the Premier League (174 goals), and he’s the all-time top goal scorer at Arsenal with 226 goals.
Henry’s love for Arsenal is unrivaled—the club welcomes him with open arms and sings his songs whenever he’s at the Emirates. Recently, Thierry Henry along with Tony Adams and Sir Herbert Chapman were immortalized by the club with statues erected in their honor.
This season, Arsenal has been over-reliant on Robin van Persie to come up with the goods week-in, week-out. The Flying Dutchman has been on scintillating form as he keeps creating records on the go.
With the potential loss of Marouane Chamakh courtesy of his participation with Morocco in the African Cup of Nations, Arsenal is in need of manpower in its forward line.
The media vultures have done their bit to link many forwards to the club, but the latest news emanating is that Arsene Wenger is planning a surprise loan move for the French star that’s on a break from his recently concluded Major League Soccer season with the New York Red Bulls.
In as much as I’m a big fan of Thierry Henry, I’ll like to give five reasons why he should not be re-signed by Arsenal Football Club.