Thierry Henry put the icing on the cake with his fairytale ending to dump Leeds United out of the FA Cup. Ex Gunner Henry, 34, came off the subs bench to score the only goal of the match and put an end to Leed’s FA Cup dreams.
Thierry Henry capped his fairytale return to Arsenal with the winner to sink Leeds.
It was just like the good old days as the Gunners legend, 34, came off the bench to light up the Emirates with his ‘va va voom’ and the only goal of this FA Cup tie.
It was the 227th goal of his stunning Arsenal career. And an emotional Henry admitted: “It’s incredible. I never thought I would play for Arsenal again, let alone score the winner.
“I love this club and I wanted to help out.
“It was an amazing feeling when I scored and hopefully it won’t be the last one.
“I will always remember this night. It’s kind of weird, 15 days ago I came back from holiday in Mexico and it wasn’t the plan to be the hero.
“But it was very important to take that first opportunity because you never know if you are going to get a second and I took it well.”
Henry, who is on loan from New York Red Bulls until the end of February, raced straight into the arms of a delighted Arsene Wenger as he celebrated his 78th-minute strike.
The Gunners boss beamed: “It was a dream comeback, the kind of story you tell young kids about football.
“He was already a legend here but tonight he has added just a bit more to the whole story.
“He is a special player who has seen and done it all yet is still focused, motivated and has an immense desire to do well. That’s what champions are all about.
“There was a lot of pressure on him because he’s a proud guy and he didn’t want to come back and disappoint people.Read the rest on The Sun here.
So, after an amazing fairytale return for the former frontman, everyone seems to be talking of amazing comebacks. With Manchester United bringing Paul Scholes back into action against Manchester City in the FA Cup and now Henry getting in on the act poor old Ian Wright is o so jealous and quite rightly so! These guys face a lot of pressure by coming out of retirement or coming back to their old team and they don’t want to disappoint their fans. Who knows, Thierry Henry may be just the ticket to lift the Gunner’s morale and propel them forward just like the old days!