Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo has sent former Gunner Thierry Henry a special message on Facebook ahead of his impending retirement from football.
He wrote: “Special day today after our victory against West Brom, Thierry Henry is maybe playing his last game. What a legend. I am never tired of watching your goals. You are the best!!!!! Thank you for everything. Yaya”
The former French international striker joined the Gunners in 1999 from Serie A outfit Juventus and immediately became a crowd-pleaser with a number of fabulous displays.
Arriving as a winger, boss Arsene Wenger converted Henry into a striker and his pace, power and abundance of ability caused Premier League defences all sorts of problems.
In eight seasons with the North London outfit, Henry scored 174 Premier League goals in 254 matches, and helped the club lift two Premier League trophies and three FA Cups.
His status as arguably the best ever player to represent the Emirates outfit was approved by the supporters, who in 2008 declared their hero to be the greatest Arsenal player via surveys.
After departing the Gunners, Henry enjoyed huge amounts of success in Barcelona before heading to the New York Red Bulls in the MLS where he is currently winding down his spectacular career.
The American outfit are trailing the New England Revolution 2-1 on aggregate in the MLS Cup conference finals, and tonight’s second-leg clash could be Henry’s final match as he plans his foreseeable retirement.