Thierry Henry scored 226 Arsenal goals before tonight, so you might think he’s used to the feeling, but netting the winner against Leeds was a new experience for the Frenchman.
This was his first goal as a ‘fan’ and he says it’s a different feeling than the goals that came before. Speaking to ESPN after the game, Henry said, “The feeling I had when I scored was amazing. I rejoined the club as a fan, I wasn’t before, scoring when you support the club is amazing. Now I know how some of the guys who play for Liverpool or Man United feel.
“I will always remember tonight, I don’t know why but when it comes to Arsenal, there’s something happening with me. Sometimes in a bad a way, but most of the time in a good way.”
And indeed, most of the time it is in a good way. There can’t have a been a dry eye, or a sex-wee free pair of underpants around the Gooner globe tonight when Thierry tucked away his chance, and he says the whole thing has been quite surreal.
“I don’t know man, it’s kind of weird. I came back from mexico 15 days ago, and now this. It’s crazy. I love the club, that’s all I can say.
“I just wanted to help, and I hope I can do more.”
Arsene Wenger described the Arsenal dressing room as ‘a bit euphoria’ as everyone, wanted to celebrate with the former captain. “It was like a dream when he scored, it was the story you would tell a kid. It is not often like that in our game.
“He was already a legend and tonight he added a little bit more. I would not put him on the pitch if he wasn’t ready.”
While on Twitter, current skipper Robin van Persie said, “YES YES YES YES YES one word —->LEGEND!!! TH love u man!!!!!!!!!!!!”
Just this once we’re going to overlook the excessive use of exclamation marks.