Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has named our 4-2 victory against Liverpool in 2004 as the greatest game he’s been involved in, a massive statement considering what he’s achieved.
Having lost the FA Cup semi-final against Manchester United with Chelsea knocking us out of the Champions League days later, we faced the prospect of losing everything we had worked for that season in the space of six days.
However, when the going gets tough, the tough get going. Henry produced arguably his greatest individual performance in a match that put fans through an almighty rollercoaster emotionally.
For Henry, it was all about how the team responded when everyone expected us to falter.
“The fans were already worried about what happened in the days before as we mentioned against Chelsea and Man United,” Henry told Sky Sports.
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“If we had lost against Liverpool, I think it would’ve been very difficult to bounce back.”
As many know, we did fight back and thanks to Henry’s hat-trick, the three points went back home with us. Following that game, it never looked like we’d surrender our lead at the top of the table or our unbeaten record.
Though there may not be a striker in world football at the moment who is comparable to Henry, it is no coincidence that we’ve failed to challenge for the Premier League without the presence of a world class striker.
Hopefully, Wenger can address that deficiency and return us to the glory days.
Check out Henry’s full take on that game below.