Thierry Henry's Goal From 15 Years Ago Is The Best Goal You've Probably Never Seen
Thierry Henry was well known for some of the best Premier League goals of all time but you've probably not seen one of his best efforts, because it came in a pre season friendly.
Whilst we might be coming to the end of the league season in England, we'd usually be getting ready for all the pre season friendlies across the world.
Henry might be best remembered for goals against the likes of Manchester United and Manchester City, one of the Arsenal legend's best efforts came in one such friendly, against Austrian side SC Weiz in July 2005.
This Thierry Henry pre-season goal is 15 years old today.- Proper Football (@sid_lambert) July 20, 2020
Crikey. Sent his marker into the car park there.pic.twitter.com/WYA0B6dcsb
Philippe Senderos with the near inch perfect cross field ball might be a tad surprising but the French forward taking two wonderful touches to embarrass the defender and then beat the goalkeeper with a lob are less shocking.
Mathieu Flamini but the Gunners' ahead in the first minute of the game before Henry's incredible goal made it two after just four minutes, David Bentley made it 3-0 after 15 minutes and Henry got his second for the visitors in the 37th minute.
Arsene Wenger made seven changes at halftime and one of the substitutes, Dennis Bergkamp, rounding off the scoring in the second half.
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The former Barcelona forward might be considered one of the best players to have graced the Premier League, and certainly one of the best imports, but fellow countryman Karim Benzema has been called a 'more complete player.'
Speaking about the Real Madrid striker, former Lyon forward Sidney Govou said, "I think he has largely the level of Thierry.
"Thierry really impressed me because he was not only a fast player but he had the ball. But Karim is more complete.
"He also has a kind of presence because he is smaller and less athletic. Karim has always been a top player. If you love football, it's impossible not to love him."
No matter what you think of that comparison it's hard to imagine too many other players would have such a highlight reel of goals that the one against Weiz could be so easily forgotten, or missed completely.
What is your favourite Thierry Henry goal? Let us know in the comments.
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