Arsenal have this morning confirmed the departure of Theirry Henry.
Truth be told, this has been coming. Henry was a great player, certianly the greatest Arsenal player of my generation. I don’t think any Arsenal fan can hold too much against him wanting to leave. But there is no need for him to write letters in The Scum.
The key question is what Arsene Wenger will do now. The old guard have now well and truely departed. Bergkamp, Pires, Vieira, Campbell and Henry were crucial elements of the Invicibles of 2003-4. Henry gave Arsenal eight tremendous years. But we have seen the best of him.
The building of a third Wenger team is now in its advanced stages. I am excited at the prospect of what can now be built.
Here, for old times sake, are some of Henry’s greatest moments in an Arsenal shirt. Enjoy.