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Thierry Henry reveals his favourite Arsenal goal was an FA Cup strike against Leeds United

Sean Kearns

Thierry Henry reveals his favourite Arsenal goal - and Gooners will LOVE it
Henry scored against Leeds United on his return in 2012 (Picture: Getty)
Arsenal legend Thierry Henry says his goal against Leeds United in 2012 is his favourite goal for the Gunners.
The Frenchman spent eight years in north London before joining Barcelona in 2007 but rejoined the Gunners in 2012 on a two-month loan from New York Red Bulls.
The forward was 34 by the time he returned to the Emirates but he scored a classic side foot finish against Leeds United on his second debut in January 2012.
And Henry says the goal is his favourite for the Gunners – because he was a ‘fan’ and not a player during his second stint with Arsenal.
‘One of my last acts in the FA Cup was special too: my strike against Leeds when I came back to London in 2012 was my favourite goal for Arsenal,’ Henry told The Sun.
‘That one was personal. It won’t go down in FA Cup history but it was the first time I scored as a fan.
‘You know, I wasn’t meant to come back and I came back. I wasn’t meant to play, I played. I wasn’t meant to score, I scored.
‘It was so emotional. It wasn’t about technique or about the score, it was what it meant to me.
‘Usually when I scored I didn’t show much uncontrolled emotion. I was accused of being cold. Sometimes that was because I was annoyed because I’d missed a chance or because we were losing.
‘But that day, we could have been 10-0 down and I would have still celebrated like that! I was a lunatic! I had scored as a fan! Everyone dreams of that.’

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