Henry's dream comeback

 With a familiar stroke of the right boot guiding the ball into the net, a celebratory hug with Arsene Wenger and pandemonium amongst ecstatic Arsenal fans, it was as if record goalscorer Thierry Henry had never left North London on Monday night.

back with a bang Thierry Henry is over the moon after scoring on his Arsenal return in the FA Cup. afp

Substituted into the Premier League club's third-round FA Cup match against Leeds United on 68 minutes with the score at 0-0, the on-loan striker took just 10 minutes to break the deadlock with the winning goal for his beloved Arsenal.

“I'm not coming back here to be a hero or prove anything, I'm coming here to help,” Henry said in the match programme. He did.

Even when he was on the bench, Arsenal fans were voting for Henry as man-of-the-match and, rather sheepishly, the 34-year-old accepted the award.

“I think it's a joke,” he said, looking bemused as he clutched the bottle of champagne. In trademark style, the French striker calmly slotted the ball into the net from 10 yards out after being found in space on the left side of the penalty area by Alex Song.

Henry, who plays for Major League Soccer club New York Red Bulls, made 370 appearances for Arsenal from 1999 to 2007 and scored 226 goals.

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