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On this day in 1999: Henry moves to Arsenal

3 Aug 2019

Twenty years ago today, Thierry Henry began his journey to becoming the Gunners' all-time top goalscorer

Thierry Henry signed for Arsenal on 3 August 1999, 20 years ago today. 

He joined the club from Juventus after struggling to make an impact as a winger in half a season with the Italian side, but Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger played him as a striker and it proved a masterstroke. 

Henry scored 175 goals in 258 Premier League appearances for Arsenal, and his astonishing record inspired two title triumphs, including the Invincibles' unbeaten 2003/04 campaign. 

He is also the highest-scoring player from outside the United Kingdom in Premier League history, having won the Golden Boot four times and reached double figures in all eight of his full seasons for the club. 

Henry, a 1998 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2000 winner with France, twice won the Premier League Player of the Season award and also helped the Gunners lift the FA Cup on three occasions. 

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