is my last contract. It is where I belong." Those words, uttered by Thierry Henry as he committed his future to Arsenal in May, were music to the ears of anyone associated with the Club.
simply, Thierry is one of football's most electrifying talents. The French striker's skill, pace, eye for goal and selfless team play would improve any side on the planet but he is happy to remain the jewel in Arsenal's crown.
season brought another deluge of goals and some notable individual achievements. Thierry succeeded Patrick Vieira as captain and grew into the role, ultimately leading Arsenal out in Paris for their first-ever Champions League Final. He eclipsed Ian Wright's Club scoring record last October and broke the 200-mark at Birmingham in February, a little over three years after completing his first Arsenal century at the same ground.
Arsenal.com Player of the Season didn't do badly at international level either. He scored three times as France advanced to the World Cup Final in Germany and is likely to be his country's talisman for a few years to come in the wake of Zinedine Zidane's retirement.
to Arsène Wenger, Thierry is approaching
his peak. The good news is that he will
enjoy those golden years at Emirates Stadium.
Name: Thierry Henry
Born: August 17, 1977ParisFrance
Arsenal: August 03, 1999
Debut: Leicester City (h)Premiership August 7, 1999,Won 2-1