Ask any Arsenal fan who their greatest ever player was and they’ll probably reply with one name, Thierry Henry. The Frenchman was a bonafide superstar in north London and stands as the club’s all-time leading goalscorer.
October 18th 2005 was the day he made history, scoring a brace against Sparta Prague in the Champions League to surpass Ian Wright in the scoring charts and set on his way to make the record his own, finishing his Arsenal career with a tally of 228 goals.
Since losing Henry to Barcelona, Arsenal have not quite boasted a world-class superstar who can contend for honours – although Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez do come close, they lack the cutting edge that Henry provided in his prime.
It’s a bitter-sweet scenario for Arsenal fans though, as the painful 2006 Champions League Final defeat still sticks in the memory and Gooners had to endure the discomfort of Henry’s transfer to Barcelona; where the Frenchman finally got his hands of Europe’s most prestigious trophy.
Still, Arsenal fans are happy to take a walk down memory lane today on a special anniversary in their club’s history.
ON THIS DAY: In 2005, Thierry Henry became Arsenal's record goalscorer after a brace vs. Sparta Prague.
He ended on 228 goals for the club. pic.twitter.com/Ell1DG2aEn
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) October 18, 2016
October 18, 2005: The King becomes our record scorer ???? pic.twitter.com/SbsHLtveLw
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) October 18, 2016
— ilsm (@theycallmemo_) October 18, 2016
— Supergoals (@Superdoelpunten) October 18, 2016