Arsenal fans have been looking on Twitter today to find that it’s exactly 13 years to the day since Thierry Henry surpassed Ian Wright as the club’s record goalscorer. The Frenchman’s double in a 2-0 win over Sparta Prague in the Champions League saw him achieve the feat and the fans have been paying tribute to the club legend.
The King… forever Arsenal royalty pic.twitter.com/p5xXJ0v06B
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) 18 October 2018
Henry is one of the best players to ever play for Arsenal and no one will ever be able to take that away from the Frenchman. His goals won The Gunners countless trophies and he truly is part of a golden era at Arsenal Football Club. In his time at Highbury and The Emirates, the supreme goalscorer netted 228 goals in 377 games for the North London club and it will be a long time before anyone gets close to eclipsing that total.
Henry has hung up his boots now and after a couple of jobs with Sky Sports News and the Belgium national team, he’s now taking his first steps in senior management. The 41-year-old has returned to where it all began for him as he’s taken charge of Monaco in the French Ligue 1. The romantics in the Arsenal fanbase are touting the Frenchman as one of their next great managers and it’s something that the whole football world would love to see.
You can see the Gunners’ comments to their club’s Henry post here:
I applaud Thierry Henry for the career he has had with us in Arsenal!! Without a doubt he is certainly a legend and no one can take his spot!! All hail King Titi!!
— Supree (@LadyGooner8) October 18, 2018
I remember when the commentator say History maker.. Record breaker.. Thierry Henry he’s the Arsenal record Goal scorer. Igwe.
— CEO Santuloaded (@santuraqee) 18 October 2018
He will return as manager. Let’s wish him all the best at his beloved Monaco
— Gary Stanton (@StantonGary) 18 October 2018
I’ll always remember that night against Sparta Prague, where the king made history.
— Jahan Miah (@AllAboutTheAFC) 18 October 2018
Left, right, dribble, head, set pieces, brilliant finisher, leader, simply the most unbelievable player.
— Unai& Arsenal (@mustafi_magical) October 18, 2018
"Are you watching Ian Wright" chants filled the stadium on this freezing night in Prague. Proud to be part of this moment together with my father and witness a part of Arsenal history #COYG
— Christian (@christianmikk16) October 18, 2018
The king himself
— Bawest (@Maurice_Bawest) October 18, 2018
One of my favorite goals ever. Pure class
— VK (@vijaynkhatri) October 18, 2018
Henry will always have a place in Arsenal fans’ hearts and the supporters will be desperate to see him back at The Emirates as a manager one day.