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Thierry Henry celebrated his return to Arsenal by scoring the lone goal in the Gunners’ 1-0 victory over Leeds United in the fourth round of the English F.A. Cup.

The 34-year-old French star, on loan from the New York Red Bulls, entered the match in the 68th minute to a tremendous ovation.  He delivered just 11 minutes later.  Running onto a diagonal pass from Alexandre Song, Henry right-footed a shot from the left side of the box past Leeds goalkeeper Andy Lonergan that settled inside the far post.  [January 9] 

Henry’s appearance was his first for Arsenal since 2007, when he joined FC Barcelona.  He’d departed after eight seasons as the Gunners’ all-time scoring leader with 227 goals.

Comment:  Once in a while, a great player is handed a perfect script and follows it to the letter.

Comment II:   Henry’s dream start at the Emirates wasn’t foreseen by at least one observer, who, nevertheless, may be proven right before the veteran striker’s two-month stay in London ends:

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