Thierry Henry has revealed his favourite ever goal for Arsenal, and it’s a somewhat surprising choice.
Considering Thierry Henry scored 228 goals for Arsenal, including some of the most outrageous flicks, volleys and solo runs ever seen in the Premier League, his choice of his favourite goal ever is slightly surprising.
The goal was the first one the Frenchman scored in 2012 when he returned to Arsenal on a loan spell from New York Red Bulls, as he explained:
“There is one goal, don’t get me wrong I enjoyed all of them, but the one when I came back to play for Arsenal that I scored against Leeds on my first game back,” he told the Telegraph.
“Look at the emotion, my emotion – you rarely saw me doing that. The celebration between myself and Arsène, that was genuine. You never saw me do that before.”
It certainly was an emotional moment to see the legend return to Arsenal and score again, even for non Arsenal fans.
The goal was textbook Henry too. Although he’ll always be remembered for some of the more incredible goals he scored, his bread and butter were goals just like this.
Hovering wide out on the left, the striker sees Alex Song pick up the ball in the middle of the park, and makes his move, staying onside until the midfielder plays the pass.
Henry dashes in behind the Leeds full-back, but is forced to slow slightly as Song has played the ball too close to his feet. Henry’s magnificent first touch recovers the initiative however, and the forward coolly slots the ball into the far corner with his right foot.