On Saturday, Arsenal fans around the world were jumping in joy because for the first time in nine years they had tasted trophy success.
The Gunners registered a stunning 3-2 comeback victory over Hull City at London’s Wembley Stadium in the FA Cup final to win their first major silverware since 2005. Having gone almost a decade without claiming any title, it was finally time for all Arsenal supporters to celebrate.
Arsenal did not make it easy for themselves, though. Arsene Wenger’s side conceded twice in the opening eight minutes to go 2-0 behind, and although they halved the deficit soon after, at half time there were lingering doubts whether they can pull off the comeback.
Which they eventually did, with star midfielder Aaron Ramsey scoring deep into extra time to wrap up a brilliant and emotional 3-2 victory. Arsenal legend Thierry Henry was understandably overjoyed that the long wait for a major trophy was over and took to social networking site Twitter to express his delight.
However, Saturday was a mixed day for the Frenchman, who is currently playing for MLS club New York Red Bulls. That’s because another of his former club, Barcelona, failed to win La Liga.
Having featured for Arsenal from 1999 until 2007 and winning the Premier League twice and the FA Cup thrice during that period, Henry joined Barcelona, where he clinched the Spanish league title on two occasions and the Champions League once in three years.
Henry, 36, was hoping to see Barcelona win the league for the second season in a row on Saturday when they hosted Atletico Madrid at Camp Nou. A win for the Catalan giants would have seen them bag the title; any other result and Atletico would claim it.
The Blaugrana did take the lead, but conceded a second-half equaliser to settle for a 1-1 draw, meaning that the Madrid outfit won La Liga for the first time since 1996.
Henry was disappointed with the result and said so on Twitter, writing: ‘I regret the result of @FCBarcelona, they will be back next season’.
Lamento el resultado del @FCBarcelona , volveremos la siguiente temporada— Thierry Henry (@ThierryHenry) May 17, 2014