Thierry Henry has differed from the usual rhetoric regurgitated by former professionals and instead claimed that the spirit in the dressing room is what he misses most about his playing career, he told Arsenal Player.
Henry, who is universally considered as one of our greatest ever players, was completely embedded into the Arsenal culture once he arrived.
Rhyming slang lessons with Ray Parlour (via Sky Sports), along with physical training sessions taught him about the value of being an Arsenal player, and one can safely say that he embodied that throughout his time with us.
Now a coach with our U-18s, Henry misses his playing days.
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“What I miss the most is the banter in the dressing room, the camaraderie that you have around on a daily basis,” Henry told our media channel.
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“Especially at training, because that is where you spend the most of your time.”
Henry remains our record goalscorer, a record that may well stand the test of time given our reluctance to sign a top-class centre-forward.
It is no surprise that our last league success came with Henry leading the line, with the Frenchman netting 39 times during the 2003-04 campaign in all competitions.
Replacing players of his ilk isn’t that simple; however, until we do, a title win may become an implausible fantasy.