Thierry Henry is an Arsenal club legend for several reasons, first and foremost being his goal scoring prowess. The Frenchman scored 228 times for The Gunners, surpassing the record previously set by Ian Wright at 185.
Now, in an interesting turn of fate, Henry is playing with Wright's son Bradley Wright-Phillips. The former Charlton and Southampton striker headed out to join New York Red Bulls in July of 2013.
And Henry has been speaking about playing with the son of the man whose record he took during an interview with MLS Insider, suggesting that playing with him somehow makes up for never getting the chance to play with the former England international:
"I would have loved to play with Ian Wright. But you know I am playing with his son so maybe in some way that is something. Maybe he would have liked to play with me. Maybe he would have liked to play with me I don't know maybe I am putting to much out there, but what I am saying to you is I am playing with his son."
Not only does Henry play with Wright-Phillips, this season he has played second-fiddle to him. At the end of last month Wright-Phillips bagged his 20th goal of the season, the first player with the Red Bulls to ever hit this landmark. He has been banging in the goals stateside, with Henry very often the provider for the poacher.
Henry has spoke about his difficult start, and how it is he who looks for Wright-Phillips these days:
"You know at the very beginning I don't know if you remember because people don't remember stuff. At the beginning of the season, after four or five games people were not to happy with Bradley. You know it is easy now to say 'we love you' but at the beginning of the season I did not see that love. He is the same guy, same generosity, same passion, same attitude - but now he scores.
"My job is to try to find him everytime I have the ball. It is true sometimes I do it too much but you he is our go to guy. When you have a guy who has a hot-hand, or hot-foot maybe I should say, you give him the ball, period. He is our guy we should all play for him."
Wright-Phillips has scored 20 goals in 24 MLS games this season, so he is on course to have his best ever scoring season since he bagged 22 for Charlton Athletic in 2011-12.
And with Henry providing, Wright-Phillips is sure to better that.