SPORTbible http://www.sportbible.com/assets/images/theme/logo-blk.png 1 hour ago 0 Shares Thierry Henry Voted The Greatest Striker In Premier League History Fri Aug 03 2018 08:38:02 GMT+0100 (BST) Fri Aug 03 2018 09:38:52 GMT+0100 (BST) Jack Kenmare Jack Kenmare in Football Powered by 19 years ago today, Thierry Henry joined Premier League side Arsenal from Juventus in a £11…
19 years ago today, Thierry Henry joined Premier League side Arsenal from Juventus in a £11 million, club record deal.
From that day, he went on to become the club’s all-time leading goalscorer.
In fact, the iconic French striker has been labelled the club’s greatest player of all time by some after scoring 228 goals during his time in North London.
He is the only player ever to have won the FWA Footballer of the Year three times, becoming his countries all-time top scorer while securing his place in football history.
Can we also just give a special mention to the glove/long sleeve/socks to knees combination.
Anyway, on the topic of the greatest striker in Premier League debate, we gave SPORTbible’s audience four options in an online poll.
After much debate, the likes of Didier Drogba, Michael Owen and Andy Cole missed out as the Premier League’s all-time top scorer Alan Shearer joined Thierry Henry, Sergio Aguero and Wayne Rooney.
Over 20,000 people voted for their personal favourite and the former Arsenal striker came out on top with 50% of the vote.
Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer came in second with 36% of votes, while Wayne Rooney and Sergio Aguero lagged behind with 10% and 4%, respectively.
Henry recently gave up a career as a football pundit in order to fulfill his dream of becoming a manager.
That’s right. Following his coaching role at the World Cup, Henry harbours ambitions of a full-time management role and reports did originally suggest that a verbal agreement was in place for Henry to be Aston Villa’s new boss, but those rumours failed to materialise.
We can’t wait to see the Frenchman throw out orders on the touchline.