Photo: Neymar meets Arsenal great he describes as ‘one of the best’ ever

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Barcelona’s Neymar was pictured alongside Arsenal great Thierry Henry.

Barcelona ace Neymar celebrated Brazil’s 3-1 victory over France by meeting up with Arsenal hero Thierry Henry and posting their photo together on his official Instagram page.

The South American giants headed to Paris for the first time since their 1998 World Cup final defeat to Les Bleus in a match which will always be remembered for Zinedine Zidane’s individual brilliance.

A number of fellow world-class players took part that day, although at the time Gunners hero Thierry Henry was restricted to just a place on the substitutes' bench despite ending the tournament as France’s top scorer.

While that day ended 3-0 to the Europeans, Dunga’s improving Brazil side showed no signs of the side who capitulated 7-1 to Germany last summer as they ran out 3-1 winners.

Aside from grabbing the all-important third goal when the game was tied at 1-1, Neymar was undoubtedly the star on show as he ran at the French backline and caused numerous problems.

It was yet further proof of the 23-year-old’s ability to stand out among the best, and he celebrated victory with a post-match snap shot of a man he describes one of the best ever.

He wrote on Instagram of the Gunners idol and current Sky Sports pundit Thierry Henry: “This is one of the best in football history!!! THIERRY HENRY.”

Henry spent eight seasons as an Arsenal player, with his 174 Premier League goals in 254 appearances leading him to be named the club’s greatest player ever.

His goals helped the North Londoners win a number of top trophies, including two Premier League titles and three FA Cups.

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