Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Au revoir, Henry - Gunners For Life !!!

I know it is a bit late to blog about Thierry Henry departure to Barcelona. But today, while seacrching some stuffs in wardrobe, I stumbled upon my favourite Thierry Henry's last season jersey. Yup, I'm true supporter of Thierry Henry and Gunners for life. The news of Henry leaving Arsenal did not shocked me because I knew Henry hunger to win the others cup especially Champions League and craving for more!!! No doubt he is one of the greatest player and goal scorer that make his mark in English Premier League. Hope his protégé, Theo Wallcott and the latest player to join the Gunners, Eduardo da Silva will meet up to the expectations and bring the Arsenal up to a new level.

As Henry prepares to join Barca, let's take look back at the mercurial Frenchman's time with Arsenal.

HENRY ARRIVES
In July 1999 Thierry Henry was an unhappy winger with Juventus. One month and £10.5m later he'd been signed for Arsenal by manager Arsene Wenger.

LIFE AS A GUNNER
Henry was quick to adapt to the Premiership and to Arsenal, finding that the Highbury club's style of attacking play suited his pace and flair.

SUCCESS
Henry played his part in a talented Arsenal team that enjoyed considerable domestic success, winning the Premiership and FA Cup double in 2002, above celebrating during the Cup win over Chelsea.

IN A LEAGUE OF HIS OWN
During the 2001/02 season Henry netted 32 goals in all competitions as he led Arsenal to a double and his first silverware with the club.

LEADING FROM THE FRONT
The 2002-03 proved to be another productive season for Henry, as he scored 42 goals in all competitions and contributed 23 assists as he led Arsenal to another FA Cup triumph.

LES INVINCIBLES
The 2003/04 season was a remarkable one for both Arsenal and Henry. The club won the league title by going 38 Premiership games without defeat while Henry bagged 31 goals in 42 appearances.

LEGEND TIME
In October 2005 broke Ian Wright's Arsenal scoring record of 185 goals to become he club's all-time topscorer.

STRAIN BEGINS TO SHOW
When Patrick Vieira left Arsenal in the summer of 2005, after yet another FA Cup triumph, Henry became the club captain. But the pressure soon began to show on the Arsenal talisman.

GOALS TO REMEMBER
Despite a growing discontent at being asked to carry a young team, Henry continued to display signs of genius, especially in goal scoring. Case in point his superb run and goal against Real Madrid in the 2005/06 Champions League.

A FOND FAREWELL
Henry, the Premiership's topscorer in 2005/06 with 27 goals, marked Arsenal's final game at Highbury, on 7 May 2006 with a hat-trick in the 4-2 win against Wigan.

A PAINFUL NIGHT IN PARIS
Henry hoped to win the Champions League in his home city of Paris, but a late show from Barcelona resulted in a 2-1 loss. After another trophyless season and with responsibility for an inexperienced team speculation over his future began to mount.

ONE LAST LAUGH FOR HENRY
The 2006/07 season proved to be another disappointment for Arsenal, but there were moments of pleasure for Henry, such as his last-minute goal in the 2-1 win over Man Utd.

DOWN AND OUT
Henry's final season with Arsenal was blighted by injury, problems with form and fitness and mental fatigue. The time was right for a change.

MASTER AND APPRENTICE
Theo Walcott will be among those most disappointed by Henry's exit. Henry believes talented young players like Walcott will be able to replace him in time.

THANK YOU AND GOODBYE
In his time at Arsenal Henry scored 226 goals in 364 games, with 174 coming in the Premiership. His contribution to Arsenal and English football will be long remembered.

Thank you Thierry!!! No doubt you are the Greatest!!! Gunners for Life!!!

4 comments:

cc said...

Though my heart belongs to red devil, Henry you have my respect.

k u k u j i o a m a n said...

Gunners for Life!!!! King Henry ruless!! Red devil this coming season will be very very strong with Nani and Owen in the team. But Arsenal won't go down with a fight!!!!!

Fei Wen said...

i like thierry henry too.

k u k u j i o a m a n said...

Lol.. really or not?? You are Gunners also?? Watch football??