Arsenal Legend Officially Retires from Playing Football.


Ex-Arsenal and France star Thierry Henry has officially retired from football today after a blissful 20-year career.

The striker who won the World Cup with the French national team in 1998 departed New York Red Bulls early this month and speculations sprung up suggesting he will either play on at another club or take a managerial role elsewhere. Contrary to such reports, he has signed a deal with Sky Sports and would be working as a pundit.

King Henry [as he is fondly called by many football lovers] is Arsenal's leading all-time goalscorer. He scored a total of 175 goals during his reign in England and is the Premier League's fourth all-time scorer. The Frenchman had also played for Monaco, Juventus and Barcelona.

While playing for Arsenal from 1999 to 2007, he won two Premier League trophies and three FA Cup titles. He left the Gunners for Barcelona and in 2009 he added the Champions League Winners medal to his cabinet.

He made a return to Arsenal via a loan deal from New York Red Bulls in 2012. At this time, he heightened his reputation with the North-London club when he came off the bench to secure victory against Leeds United in the third round of the FA Cup.

Asked if he is considering taking up a job at Arsenal someday, the Frenchman said: "You kind of never leave Arsenal."

"At one point, it will turn out to be a bad move," he said. "We all love the first Rocky, but I'm not too sure about the last one."

Henry went on to appreciate all those who stayed around him to make sure his career was a success.

"I would like to thank all the fans, team-mates and individuals involved with AS Monaco, Juventus, Arsenal, Barcelona, the New York Red Bulls and, of course, the French national team that have made my time in the game so special," said Henry in a statement.

"I have had some amazing memories (mostly good!) and a wonderful experience. I hope you have enjoyed watching as much as I have enjoyed taking part. See you on the other side."

Oh! Tears in my eyes. How I wish I could keep watching my idol till eternity. Will really miss those superb goals of his. Wishing him all the best as he resumes his new job.

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