Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry retires

Oliver Baines Football, Football features Leave a Comment

Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry has retired from professional football today. The Frenchman was said to be mulling over his next career decision and it seems he has chosen it.

Arsenal’s all time leading goalscorer ended his career at MLS club, New York Red Bulls at the age of 37-years-old. Henry’s glistening career maybe over, but he has left some wonderful memories for us all.

After trying his hand at punditry with BBC Sport over the World Cup, Henry is now set for a new venture as he works alongside Sky Sports as a pundit for the channel. Speaking to BBC Sport, Henry said, “It has been an incredible journey.”

The Frenchman, who also played for Monaco, Juventus, and Barcelona, scored 175 Premier League goals and is fourth on the list of all-time scorers.

Henry won two Premier League titles and three FA Cups with the Gunners, where he played between 1999 and 2007.

He added the Champions League trophy with Barcelona in 2009 and returned to Arsenal for four matches on loan from the Red Bulls in 2012, coming on as a substitute to score the winner against Leeds in the third round of the FA Cup.

The Frenchman added, “You kind of never leave Arsenal. How many comebacks do you make? At one point it will turn out to be a bad move. We all love the first Rocky but I’m not too sure about the last one.”

Henry, France’s all-time leading goalscorer, made his Monaco debut in 1994 and he helped the club to the French Ligue 1 title in 1997.

“I would like to thank all the fans, team-mates and individuals involved with AS Monaco, Juventus, Arsenal, Barcelona, the New York Red Bulls and of course the French national team that have made my time in the game so special,” he said.

“I have had some amazing memories (mostly good!) and a wonderful experience.

“I hope you have enjoyed watching as much as I have enjoyed taking part.

“See you on the other side…”

Thank you Thierry, you are a legend.

By Oliver Baines | December 16th, 2014