In his press conference yesterday Arsène joked with journalists that he had only taken one striker to New York as he hoped that Thierry would play one half for Arsenal
Later in the interview Arsène was asked about his best Thierry Henry moment. The goal he chose was the goal against Leeds in the FA Cup in 2012 where Thierry made his very brief comeback in an Arsenal shirt.
I was there at the Emirates that night and it was a special night even before the Thierry goal. The air was filled with expectation. Parents had brought very small children, those that were too young to have seen the King play previously and now they were going to get their chance.
There are lots of videos on ‘youtube’ of the goal but this one isn’t overlaid with funky music, it’s just commentary and the sound of the Emirates erupting and cheering a hero.
Arsene said he liked this goal the best because it made Thierry so happy to have scored it and that all the other goals were ‘business as usual’. Arsène felt it cemented Thierry into the hearts of Gooners, I would say he was already there.
If you can pick a favourite Thierry Henry goal let us know about it, for many – myself included – one won’t be enough. Be self indulgent – there will never be another Thierry Henry and we were very lucky that he played for Arsenal.