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Thierry Henry impressed everyone with his memory about his Arsenal career

Ryan Sidle

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Thierry Henry impressed everyone with his memory about his Arsenal career

Thierry Henry impressed his fellow CBS pundits, and no doubt Arsenal fans, as he showed off his memory of Arsenal's run to the Champions League final 17 years ago.

Between now and the end of May something would have to go seriously wrong for Arsenal not to return to the Champions League for next season.

Despite Jamie O'Hara thinking he knows when the Gunners are going to bottle the title, it would be ridiculous to suggest they won't finish in the top four.

That would mean being back in the big time for the first time since the 2016/17 season, when they were humiliated 10-2 over two legs by Bayern Munich.

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Whilst it seems a fair while ago they were in the Champions League, it's a hell of a long time since they were competing to win Europe's top prize.

The closest they came was in 2006, when they lost to Barcelona in the final, with the Spanish giants battling back to win after Jens Lehmann's first half sending off.

Henry was integral to the run to the final, scoring five goals in the tournament, including the winner against Real Madrid and an important goal against Juventus.

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On Wednesday night, on CBS, he delighted Jules Breach, Jamie Carragher and Micah Richards by recalling all their wins on the way to facing Barca.

Considering it's 17 years ago since that run, it's very impressive that the World Cup winner was able to reel off all the games, his goals and even assists.

Some of us can barely remember what we had for lunch yesterday, never mind something that happened in our careers nearly two decades ago.

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That they didn't go on to win the Champions League but Henry then did three years later, with Pep Guardiola's Barcelona, makes it even more impressive, as he could have just replaced those memories.

Despite winning two league titles in north London, the Frenchman saw the need to leave, in order to capture more titles and eventually become a European champion.

Last week he said that Harry Kane should do similar and leave Tottenham Hotspur this summer, in order to finally get his hands on some silverware.

You wonder if in 17 years time the most Kane will have to look back on is Spurs' own run to the Champions League final in 2019.

Featured Image Credit: CBS

Topics: Football, Thierry Henry, Arsenal, Champions League, Barcelona

Ryan Sidle
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