Watch: Gen Zer’s first reaction to peak Arsenal Thierry Henry
Ben HD got his first chance to watch the brilliant Thierry Henry in the tenth episode of our football legend reaction series on YouTube and it’s fair to say the Arsenal legend left quite the impression.
At 21, Ben only started to watch football around 2007, the same year in which Henry left the Premier League for Barcelona.
Ben still saw plenty of Henry in Spain, of course, and can’t fail to have seen many of the Frenchman’s best goals for Arsenal over the years – not least around the time he returned to north London for a swansong – but he still missed out on witnessing the peak of a player many consider to be the Premier League’s best ever.
Henry scored 175 goals and picked up 74 assists in 258 Premier League appearances, picking up four golden boots in the process, while he still holds the record for the most assists in a Premier League season with 20 assists in 2002-03, a tally matched by Kevin De Bruyne in 2019-20.
He also won pretty much everything there is to win with two Premier League and La Liga titles, a Champions League, World Cup and Euros.
Ben might have been too young to witness Henry in his peak, but this is the next best thing…