Can you name Arsenal’s XI when Henry became their record scorer?

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Thierry Henry celebrates scoring in the UEFA Champions League match between Sparta Prague and Arsenal in Prague, Czech Republic, October 2005.

October 18 2005 was a historic occasion for Arsenal as the night Thierry Henry overtook Ian Wright and became Arsenal’s all-time record goalscorer. 

During the Champions League match away at Sparta Prague, Henry scored both Arsenal’s goals to ensure victory and confirm his own personal place in club folklore.

“It sounds great to hear ‘Thierry Henry, record goalscorer for Arsenal’,” the former France international said after scoring his 186th goal for the Gunners. “Wrighty was a great player and will always be a legend at Arsenal. To beat his record is tremendous.

“I wanted to do it at Highbury but if I get the chance to score I’ll take it.”

“He deserves it, he is a fantastic player. He has won everything, apart from the Champions League, which I am praying he can do,” Wright replied. “It is no mean feat to come second to a player like that. It’s not easy for me to say something like that.

“It couldn’t happen to a nicer fella. He is a footballing person. It is all about the football and the fans,” said Wright.

“It would be different if it was someone you didn’t like and he was a horrible person, giving it all the time, but he’s not like that.”

But Henry didn’t start the game in the Czech Republic – and we want you to name the XI that did. The score to beat from the Planet Football office is 03:04.

If you want another challenge after this, why not try and name every player Arsene Wenger used in his last season at Arsenal?

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