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Thierry Henry has retired!!!
It’s still like a dream to me, in fact I’m still in tears (in my heart though ) as I watched him talking about how it was time to end his wonderful career which has spanned 20 years. 20 beautiful years at that laden with both individual and team honours at both club and country level.
I took some time out to find out what people were saying about the Living Legend. Here are some of the things I could find:-
SEPP BLATTER ( FIFA PRESIDENT ) @seppblatter said about Henry through his twitter, “All the best @ThierryHenry. Sad to see a world champion leave the pitch, but glad to see you’ll remain close to the game.
Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey, Theo Walcott and Hector Bellerin were among the current Gunners to praise the club’s hero, while Arsenal also paid a befitting tribute to the greatest player to ever wear the white and red of the team, their highest goal scorer in all competitions.
Meanwhile Henry has decided to take up a job with Sky sports and is said to earn in the region of 4m pounds a year which would make him the highest paid football pundit in English football history.
Henry netted 228 goals in 377 games for Arsenal during two spells in north London – as well as winning the Premier League twice and lifting the FA Cup on three occasions.
The club honoured the 37-year-old on Tuesday by displaying a 45-page gallery showing the many highlights of his time at Highbury and latterly the Emirates on their website. It is entitled: ‘Pictures: Thierry Henry’s best moments‘ You should check that out.
During a stellar career spanning 18 years, Henry scored 360 club goals in 792 games for Monaco, Juventus, Arsenal, Barcelona and New York Red Bulls. He also netted 51 times in 123 international caps for France.
Fabregas posted on Twitter: ‘Sad to see the end to the career of one of the best players I’ve ever played with. A true legend @thierryhenry! ;-).’
Welsh midfielder Ramsey posted: ‘Congratulations on an outstanding career @ThierryHenry. Top player. Top guy. #Legend.’
German World Cup winner Ozil was also full of praise for Henry. He said: ‘Once you enchanted all of us – now I can only say: Thanks for everything! @ThierryHenry #ArsenalLegend.’
Another Gunner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, also revealed how much of a pleasure it was to play alongside Henry. He posted: ‘Was a honour to have played alongside this man! My idol and a big inspiration to my career… #KingHenry.’
Current Gunner Walcott added: ‘A true inspiration to me in my career. Thank you @Thierryhenry & good luck in your new path with @skysports.’
Liverpool striker, Daniel Sturridge also found time for a tweet in honour of the Arsenal Legend.
Former Barcelona star, Bojan Krkic who had enjoyed some playing time with Henry while he was at Barcelona also shared a tweet. He said: ‘You’ve been a very special person in one of the most wonderful stages of my life. An example of professional and person. A LEGEND. Thanks Titi!’
How much I would like to join Chambo, Walcott, Sturridge and a host of other players in saying Henry is my role model but sadly I play at right back. Who knows maybe I could meet a Wenger who would convert me to a top top 9 someday and then i could look up to Thierry Henry ( Igwe as he is fondly called in Nigeria). I, yes me, also found time for a tweet in respect of the Legend who has 228 goals for Arsenal.
@orayvaar on twitter said, ‘congratulations @ThierryHenry on a great career. . True Legend with Awesome goals throughout.
Would he coach Arsenal someday??
I hope so but like Henry said, “He cant say now if he would be a good coach”…
Photo Credits: Sky Sports