Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Alexandre Song, Andy Lonergan, Arsenal, Emirates, English F.A. Cup, FC Barcelona, Gunners, Leeds United, New York Red Bulls, Thierry Henry
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:
Leave a Comment so far
Leave a comment