Thierry Henry vs. Ian Wright : Who's the Greater Arsenal Legend?

Benjamin RogersAnalyst IAugust 13, 2008

Henry and Wright are arguably the biggest stars to put on an Arsenal jersey. They both have scored hundreds of goals for Arsenal and both are on the Arsenal "Most Loved Players List", which of course has Henry at the top at this time.

After seeing the results of the awards (50 Greatest Gunners), I wanted to compare the two best candidates to see if all fans feel the same way.

So I will start by commenting on both legends to see what they have achieved.

Thierry Henry

Simply one of the Premier League's best goal scorers and strikers ever. He scored 216 goals as an Arsenal player and captained the side for his last season at the Emirates.

He played for Arsenal from 1999 to 2007, where he helped them to the double in the 01/02 season and FA Cup trophy in 02/03.

In the same year, he scored 42 goals in all competitions, made 26 assists and was awarded the 2003 World Player of the Year award.

Then, he was part of "The Unbeatables" side that won the Premier League title in 2004.

He helped Arsenal to the Champions League final in 2006 where they unfortunately lost 2-1 to his future club Barcelona. On a brighter note, Henry scored the last ever goal at Highbury.

In 2008, he finished first in the 50 Greatest Gunner rankings.

Ian Wright

Wright was recognized as one of the best strikers in his day and scored many goals a season to back it up.

He signed for Arsenal in 1991 for the small price of 2.5 million pounds, and scored against Leicester in the league cup on his debut and a hat trick on his league debut against Southampton. He scored 29 goals and won the Golden Boot in the same season.

He was the club's top goal scorer for six seasons in a row and won many honors in his time, including the FA and League cup double in 1993, the UEFA cup in '94, and helped win the double in 1998.

This year, he finished fourth in the 50 Greatest Gunners rankings.

As you see, the proof is in the pudding for these two fantastic strikers who mesmerised not only Arsenal fans but Premier League fans as well.

Please get voting by leaving comments and we will see who the winner is when things quiet down.


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