Thierry Henry was undoubtedly one of the greatest players to play in the Premier League but a football fan has decided to dispute that claim
The Frenchman possessed an immense amount of skill and carried Arsenal to their unforgettable Premier League triumph in the 2003-04 season. Henry spent eight years at Arsenal,
Last week, Sergio Aguero overtook Henry as the highest-scoring foreigner in the Premier League, and according to one fan, he was never that good anyway. Likening Henry to Wayne Rooney and Didier Drogba, @UtdChi suggested that Henry's record of scoring in big games wasn't good enough.
Thierry Henry one of the most overhyped footballers and a stat paddler! Didier Drogba and Wayne Rooney were better— Zoba K Yamah (@UtdChi) January 16, 2020
THREAD 淋 pic.twitter.com/IrzajOOzEu
Arsenal fans, brace yourselves, for you're not going to like what comes ahead.
These are the teams that both Drogba & Rooney dragged to CL finals. Ageing teams.— Zoba K Yamah (@UtdChi) January 16, 2020
In 2010/11 after Ronaldo left for Madrid, Rooney scored 3 straight CL away goals in the QF,SF & final Vs Barca
In 2011/12, scored 6 goals with 3 KO goals against Napoli, Barca & final Vs Bayern pic.twitter.com/ylmOcsByXr
He also went on to talk about Henry's away form, which to be honest, doesn't inspire much confidence right now.
Thierry Henry’s away record in the Premier League— Zoba K Yamah (@UtdChi) January 16, 2020
In 8 seasons in England:
Henry scored once at old Trafford (lost 6-1 to Utd)
Scored once at Anfield!
Scored twice at Stamford Bridge( Both pre Abramovich era)
Definitely goes missing in big games! pic.twitter.com/HzRTFpFJp3
And the Frenchman's Champions League record as Arsenal continued their search for their first European trophy.
Thierry Henry’s Champions League KO Goals for Arsenal entire career is 6.— Zoba K Yamah (@UtdChi) January 16, 2020
Sadio Mane CL Knockout goals in just 2017/18( his 1st campaign ) is 7
Mane also scored in the CL final too. Henry never scored in a cup final in his entire career! pic.twitter.com/al2OgHUph5
Henry only scored in the CL sem-final once and never in the final.— Zoba K Yamah (@UtdChi) January 16, 2020
Goals in CL semi-final & final
Rooney 3 semi & 1 final goal = 4
Drogba 3 semi & 1 final goal = 4
Big game player pic.twitter.com/qjSPBpgtGZ
If that wasn't enough, the fan went on to talk about Henry's move to a peak Barcelona squad in 2007.
Henry then joined an inform Barcelona just to piggyback off Eto’o, Iniesta and Messi to final touch a UCL trophy. His only goal in 2008/09 in QF, SF or final was when Barca were up 3-0 Vs Bayern in the QF!— Zoba K Yamah (@UtdChi) January 16, 2020
If you can’t beat them, join them! pic.twitter.com/TBvTtDOXMu
Henry played in 9 cup finals with 0 goals! Drogba played in 10 cup finals and scored 10 goals!— Zoba K Yamah (@UtdChi) January 16, 2020
He was notoriously terrible in big games! A great stat padding fraud! pic.twitter.com/BkztxhpnM9
And to make matters worse, he called Arsenal's greatest player a "
Legends are known for their impacts in big games not against average teams!— Zoba K Yamah (@UtdChi) January 16, 2020
What Drogba did against Bayern, what Rooney did for Man U after the departure of Ronaldo, are what you require against a supposed legend!
Yes, he had his moments but is just some lucky French Harry Kane
To be fair to Henry, all this seems rather harsh on the Frenchman who won two Premier League titles, including one with Arsenal's Invincibles, two FA Cups, and helped the side to a Champions League final.
In that time he was a runner up in the Ballon d'Or, something neither Drogba or Rooney managed, won four Premier League Golden Boots and was the Player of the Season twice. He also scored 51 goals for France in an international career in which he lifted the World Cup in 1998 and won the Euros two years later.
Safe to say, this fan has certainly made a lot of enemies on Twitter.