Arsenal football club will celebrate its 125th anniversary this coming weekend by unveiling three statues of Arsenal heroes Thierry Henry, Tony Adams and Herbert Chapman a day before their clash with Everton.
Many will remember Thierry Henry as Arsenal’s most prolific goalscorer and currently is the clubs record goalscorer with 226 goals in 370 matches. Although he now plays with the New York Red Bulls, the Frenchman will be back in London to celebrate.
Tony Adams is considered one of Arsenal’s greatest players of all time. The Englishman played out his whole professional career to Arsenal from 1983 to 2002 and won much silverware along the way. He has said on a few occasions he would like to take on some managerial role at Arsenal some day.
Last, but not least there is Herbert Chapman who joined the gunners in 1925 and was the first manager to acquire major honours for Arsenal by winning the FA Cup and two First Division titles. He went on to set up a dominant Arsenal side that won five league titles in the 1930’s. Unfortunately he was not there for all them though dying suddenly in 1934 of pneumonia.
Personally I find these great choices on the part of Arsenal FC. Three heroes that will be immortalised in bronze and deservedly so!