Arsenal legend puts on a show with incredible MLS performance

Thierry Henry New York

Thierry Henry scored one and got three assists as he inspired New York Red Bulls to a 4-1 win against Columbus Crew in MLS on Saturday night.

The 36-year-old put on an excellent show for supporters as he controlled the game to help New York win their first home game since April to stretch their unbeaten run to five games with victory against a ten-man Columbus team.

The Arsenal legend was involved in everything going forward for the Red Bulls and created the first goal of the game in the seventeenth minute as he latched on to a brilliant through ball by Gary Alexander before crossing to Bradley Wright-Phillips, who scored his 15th goal of the season.

The former-Charlton striker is the top-scorer in MLS this season and is thriving alongside Henry for New York.

The Frenchman then got on the scoresheet with an exquisitely placed shot that glided into the corner after an exceptional save from Steve Clark in the Columbus goal denied Wright-Phillips a second.

Henry set-up Lloyd Sam for the third goal and sent the other former-Charlton man through on goal once again later in the game, but the winger could only find the outside of the post with his chipped effort.

The magnificent performance from Henry was capped off in the dying minutes as he sent Gary Alexander through with a perfectly-timed through ball, and the midfielder slotted past Clark to seal the 4-1 victory.

  MatchMatchdayTeamPosMinsGoalsGoal AssistBig Chance CreatedTotal Scoring AttAccurate Pass
Thierry Henry New York vs Columbus 17 New York FW 92 1 3 4 2 32

Henry's performance saw him become the all-time assist leader for the New York Red Bulls with an impressive tally of 37 in 107 games, with 45 goals scored in that time too.

His display comes at the perfect time as the Red Bulls prepare to face Arsenal in a friendly at the end of the month, and The Gunners will look forward to seeing their all-time leading goalscorer once again, even if it is against them.

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