Arsenal legend with two assists and a goal in master class performance

Thierry Henry proved he still has it with this MLS performance.

Arsenal are after a new striker this summer with deals for Gonzalo Higuain, Luis Suarez and Wayne Rooney all making the headlines over the past couple of months.

But while the club looks to bring in a new striker perhaps the best they ever had is continuing to enjoy an Indian Summer to his prolific career in the USA with Major League Soccer outfit New York Red Bulls.

Thierry Henry scored 226 goals for The Gunners before leaving the club for Barcelona in 2007 and will forever be regarded as a legend at the club for being an integral part of an Arsenal team that won two Premier League titles, three FA Cups and made it to the Champions League final.

His star shone so bright he even came back for a loan spell in 2012.

Now 35-years-old he demonstrated last night that while age may have taken something out of his legs it certainly has not affected the tremendous footballing brain on his head.

New York Red Bulls faced off against Montreal Impact and romped to a 4-0 victory with Henry at the heart of everything.

First off he grabbed the assist for the first goal. Picking up the ball in the centre of the park he pulled off a trademark lob on the volley over his marker to create space which he then used to pick out the advancing Eric Alexander (a name to remember; judging by his recent performances he could be in Europe soon) who scythed through the Montreal defence before curling a left-footed effort home for one-nil.

Then it was Henry’s time to grab a goal. Darting into the box he got on the end of a perfect delivery from out wide and touched the ball into the back of the net with his usual nonchalance.

But he wasn’t done there. He produced another classic Henry moment with an in swinging corner which landed at the head of former Everton favourite Tim Cahill; who predictably did not miss his diving header for 3-0.

And while he was not involved in the fourth goal Henry could be very pleased with his performance as he continues to roll back the years on the East Coast.

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