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Can you name Arsenal’s XI from Thierry Henry’s debut in 1999?

On August 7th, 1999, Thierry Henry made his official debut for Arsenal, coming off the bench in a 2-1 victory over Leicester City.

Henry had just become Arsenal’s most expensive signing, having been bought from Juventus for £11million a few days earlier.

He was introduced at the start of the second half but didn’t get on the scoresheet as a late own goal from Frank Sinclair gave the Gunners all three points.

The former France international went on to become their all-time leading goalscorer, but we’re asking you to name the XI that Arsene Wenger picked to start that day.

“Thierry Henry is a valuable addition to our squad,” Arsene Wenger said when the signing was announced.

“He is a young international striker who will be a great asset to Arsenal Football Club. He has good experience of both club and international football and will considerably strengthen our firepower.”

“Thierry is much more of an extrovert than Nicolas was. He is a team player who will work hard for the whole team. He has a good spirit and a good mentality for a young player and he has gained a lot of experience already at international level.

“He gives you a lot of options. He can play wide or in the centre and makes anything possible when he has the ball. Thierry has pace, power and great dribbling. I would like to move him into the centre either as the second striker or the main target man.”

If this puts you in the mood for another challenge, why not try naming every player Wenger used in his last season at Arsenal?

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Good luck, and don’t forget to tweet us your scores @planetfutebol.


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