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The Comeback Kings: Henry and Scholes

Two Barclays Premier League legends' careers in pictures

  • As Arsenal and Man Utd prepare to meet on Sunday, we look at what makes comeback kings Thierry Henry and Paul Scholes Premier League legends...
  • September 1994: Scholes makes his senior Manchester United debut against Port Vale and makes an immediate impact, scoring two goals in a 2-1 victory.
  • September 1999: Henry joined Arsenal from Juventus that summer, but he has to wait for his first goal, which finally comes against Southampton.
  • March 2000: Scholes becomes a linchpin of the Man Utd side and builds a reputation for fine goals, including a memorable volley against Bradford City.
  • May 2004: Henry wins his first League title in 2001-02 and collects his second two years later as part of Arsenal's famous unbeaten 'Invincibles' team.
  • May 2003: As part of Man Utd's gifted 'Class of 92', title-winning becomes a habit for Scholes, with the midfielder collecting 10 Barclays Premier League medals.
  • October 2005: Blessed with remarkable pace and skill, Henry scores consistently and passes Ian Wright to become Arsenal's all-time leading goalscorer.
  • December 2006: With vision, tenacity and technique, Scholes is the complete package. He pops up with vital goals too, like this one against Aston Villa.
  • May 2006: The goals keep coming for Henry, with the Frenchman scoring yet another hat-trick against Wigan in Arsenal's final match at Highbury.
  • August 2011: Scholes retires after the 2010-11 season, with 676 appearances and 150 goals to his name. A star-studded testimonial at Old Trafford bids him farewell.
  • February 2007: Henry nets what seems to be his final and 226th goal for Arsenal against Middlesbrough, as he joins Barcelona in the summer of the same year.
  • January 2012: With Man Utd suffering injuries, Scholes makes a shock return to action and scores on his Barclays Premier League comeback against Bolton.
  • Jan 2012: Henry also returns, on loan from New York Red Bulls, and scores the winner in the third round of the FA Cup on his return to the Arsenal team.

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