Quotes that prove Arsenal legend Henry was the best striker in Premier League history

Thierry Henry was the greatest ever striker to wear an Arsenal shirt.

That’s not an opinion, it’s a fact.


Not only do the numbers back that claim up, but so do those who knew and watched him.

Here’s a list of quotes about one of the best players the Premier League has ever seen.

“The last player you want the ball to go to is the best player on the planet.”
– Steven Gerrard

“Thierry Henry is probably technically the most gifted footballer ever to play the beautiful game.”
– Zinedine Zidane


“On his day he was absolutely scintillating, a supreme athlete and a magnificent footballer. What amazed me was that he never seemed to get a sweat on. He could run 100 meters past five players and he wouldn’t even be breathing heavily.”
– Paul Scholes


As a football fan I enjoy watching Henry, and some of the goals he scored last year were frightening. He’s one of those player where you know what he’s going to do but you just can’t stop it. He’s so quick,so strong and so confident. It feels like every game he’s going to score a goal.”
– Ryan Giggs

“When I was at Spain I thought Zinedine Zidane was the best in the world, but playing alongside Thierry made me realise that I was playing alongside the best footballer in the planet.”
– Jose Antonio Reyes

“Thierry is the best striker in the world. By far he’s the best in the world. Thierry doesn’t just score goals. Even when he’s not having a good day he can make an important pass. He is a strong character. If things go wrong, he bounces straight back. His effect on the club is very big.”
– Patrick Vieira


“If you look at the whole package, with everything Henry has, I don’t think you can find that anywhere else. You give him the ball in the right place and his acceleration will take him past any defender in the world.”
– Dennis Bergkamp

“He was certainly the toughest opponent I ever faced, and possibly the best player the Premier League has seen. I would have loved him to be on the same team as me during my playing career.”
– Jamie Carragher

“Henry is a beautiful player and has got complete technique, I adore watching him. I respect him very much as a man and as a footballer. He reminds me of myself.”
– Ronaldinho

“When it’s his day, Thierry can score a hat-trick with ease. He’s amazing.”
– Robert Pires


“He was so powerful I’ve never seen a player being so dominant in the Premier League.”
– Cesc Fabregas

“There is no doubt in my mind that he is one of the best players to have ever played football.”
– Martin Keown

“A footballing monster in respects of ability. He (had) everything.”
– Ian Wright

“The first day that he came into the dressing room, I did not dare to look him in the face. I knew everything that he had done in England.”
– Lionel Messi


“He is one of those players who can really ruin your day.”
– Gianfranco Zola

“I don’t recognize myself in the players I see today, there’s only one who excites me, and that is Thierry Henry. He’s not just a great footballer, he’s a showman, an entertainer.”
– George Best

“His time with Arsenal was fantastic and he’s always been a good role model in how he holds himself, as a footballer and a human being. He’s never wavered from that type of professionalism that you need to achieve that status.”
– Sir Alex Ferguson


“Henry is an artist and players like him are the reasons people get involved in football.”
– Claudio Ranieri

“Is he one of the all-time greats? Obviously. He’s the kind of player that you need forever.”
– Jose Mourinho

“It was embarrassing for the defenders. He just scored when he wanted.”
– Arsene Wenger


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