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Thierry Henry Breaks Down After Unveiling Statue At Emirates

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry broke down during his speech after attending the unveiling of a statue of himself at the Emirates today.

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Arsenal legend Thierry Henry broke down in tears during his speech after attending the unveiling of three club legend statues at the Emirates today. 

Arsenal celebrated its 125 anniversary by unveiling three statues of club legends outside the Emirates Stadium, with Herbert Chapman, Tony Adams and Thierry Henry those immortalised.

Club chairman Peter Hill-wood and manager Arsene Wenger were both in attendance to unveil the statues, which are positioned around the outskirts of the Emirates Stadium. Fans, journalists and bloggers were also welcomed to join in the celebrations but unfortunately i was unable to make it. A real opportunity missed as Thierry Henry is a personal hero of mine.

Ex-manager Herbert Chapman’s statue was first to be unveiled followed by ‘Mr Arsenal’ Tony Adams, and then it was Henry. His statue was of him on his knees after scoring that famous solo effort against Tottenham in 2002 (my favourite ever goal). The Frenchman attended the event along with his young daughter and following tributes from both Wenger and Hill-wood, Henry took to the stand to say a few words.

‘Wow! I never thought in my wildest dreams that this would happen. I have so much love for the club’

‘I want to thank all the great players who played alongside me.  I have to thank the fans. I always gave my best.’

Henry then broke down and wiped a tear from his eye as fans sign his name, he continued:

‘Sometimes the press killed me for not showing emotion. I’m showing it now.’

‘Once a Gooner, always a Gooner’

Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry!

Thanks to @TheGoonerholic for the picture.



  1. max

    December 9, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    true legend of the club!

    i’d love to see him join the club again as part of the coaching staff after he retires from active football.

  2. young_gunnerz

    December 9, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    King Henry

  3. Groverider

    December 9, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Welcome back Tel.
    You’ll always have your heart in North London bruv.

  4. Kesh

    December 10, 2011 at 1:00 am

    Great hero

  5. Mark

    December 10, 2011 at 5:41 am

    I hope the young gunners will learn from his gentleman’s conduct.. Too bad Adebayor, Samir etc who were shown same love screwed up…

    Little wonder Henry is called ‘Igwe’ (King) in Nigeria.
    I love you Henry..

  6. Phil

    December 10, 2011 at 8:44 am

    Am lucky to have watched him play 4us.a true legend.ur the best TITI

  7. gbenga

    December 10, 2011 at 10:21 am

    What else can I say about Henry? Talking about a true Arsenal DNA. A true honor 2 a man who truly deserve it. TH14 rules.

  8. ade

    December 10, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    henry the best, sorry rivals for the statue of a goal celebrating king of north london. arsenal rule 4ever.

    die hard arsenak fan.

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