Monday, January 9, 2012

The Prodigal Son Returns

Thierry Henry looks familiar enough in an Arsenal jersey, but the number 12 on his back will take a bit of getting used to. When he came on as a second-half substitute, the Emirates crowd went wild. Imagine their reaction, just ten minutes later, when he scored the game's only goal. Song played him through with a fine pass, which Henry controlled brilliantly with his first touch, while opening his body up to slot the ball home across the goalkeeper into the far side of the net with his second touch. Brilliant. Arsenal went on to beat Leeds in the third round of the FA Cup 1-0.

If only Henry could teach Theo Walcott (and Gervinho, if he weren't away on national duty) how to be clinical in front of goal.

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