Monday, January 9, 2012
Thierry Henry... A Magical Return
Henry came off the bench to side-foot home the game winner in the 78th minute for Arsenal. The goal was scored ten minutes after Henry entered the match. While the goal extends his Arsenal record to 227, the on loan striker has likely affected the squad in immeasurable ways. This is only the first match of his two-month loan spell from the New York Red Bulls. Some have speculated that Arsenal will make a bid to keep Henry for the remainder of the season... to those we preach calm and rational thinking.
Video after the jump.
It's very unlikely MLS would release Henry from his contract without an exuberant amount of money. Consider also that Henry very much enjoys his life in New York. He is happy with his living conditions and seemingly has business unfinished with the Red Bulls.
Clip - ars v leeds3 (2)-Segment... by motifoot
All in all, it's a great day for Arsenal and MLS supporters. The league has shown that it isn't so immature that it allowed Thierry Henry to atrophied and Arsenal has gained a moral boost. This is only a good thing for all involved. Provided injuries are avoided, then this loan-spell is off to a very good start.
Arsenal will host Aston Villa in the fourth round.