On this day in 1999, Arsenal completed quite possibly their greatest every transfer by signing Thierry Henry in a club-record deal from Juventus.
Despite being part of the France squad which won the World Cup in 1998, Henry was not particularly well known in England, but still cost the Gunners £10million.
The striker had underwhelmed in his half a season in Turin, playing out on the wing and struggling to make an impact in Serie A.
It was at Highbury where Arsene Wenger converted the talented attacker into a centre-forward and the rest, as they say, is history.
In 369 appearances for Arsenal, Henry scored 226 goals to become the club’s record scorer.
He also won the FA Cup three times and the Premier League title twice, including as part of the ‘Invincibles’ in 2003-04.
Three years in Barcelona brought two league titles and the Champions League, among others honours, while he also ended his career as France’s top goalscorer of all time with 51 goals in 123 caps.
A true icon of the game, we’ve collected some of the best tributes to Henry from such legends as Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldinho and Lionel Messi.
Where does Ronald Koeman rank?
Does it work as motivation for his players?
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You’ve got 15 minutes. You’re going to need them.
Plus the worst coin toss you’ll ever see.
The perfect goal must include moments of comedy.
How very Dele Alli.
Kevin De Bruyne was at it again against Burnley.
Jose Mourinho was unsurprisingly not a happy man.