Throwback: Thierry Henry takes p*ss out of Danny Mills with cheeky chip

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Twelve years have passed since Danny Mills retired from football, and we’re approaching two decades since Arsenal hit their Invincible peak, but there remains no love lost.

Former England right-back Mills turned out 13 times against the Gunners between 1998 and 2006. He actually had a reasonable record against them, considering Arsene Wenger led them to three Premier League titles in that period.

Across his time with Charlton, Leeds, Middlesbrough and Manchester City, Mills was on the winning side on five occasions against Arsenal, while he lost to them seven times. He was in the Leeds line-up as they won at Highbury in back-to-back seasons between 2001 and 2003, and was part of the Middlesbrough side that beat Wenger’s Invincibles home and away in the League Cup semi-finals in 2004.

But he certainly didn’t always have things his own way, and had some games to forget against the likes of Thierry Henry – something Arsenal fans on social media were keen to remind him after he recently accused Gunners hero Robert Pires of being “the first player to bring serious diving to England”.

There’s one particular clip of Henry producing a ridiculously cheeky chipped pass over Mills’ head from just a couple of yards away, during the latter’s late-career stint at City. It’s not one the pundit will want to watch again.


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