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France and Arsenal legend Thierry Henry retires from football aged 37


Thierry Henry, widely regarded as one of the best players of the Premier League era, has retired from football aged 37.

Henry announced his retirement as well as his next move, which will be working as a pundit for Sky Sports in the new year.

The Frenchman's illustrious career has seen him win a World and European Cup for his nation, as well as the Champions League with Barcelona and domestic league titles in Spain and France.

But he will most widely be remembered for his time at Arsenal, with the two now synonymous with each other, as Henry lead the line during the Gunner's historic 'Invincible' season in 2003/04.

He is fourth on the Premier League's all time scorer list with 175 goals, sitting only behind Frank Lampard, who surpassed him at the weekend against Leicester, Andy Cole and Alan Shearer.

He began his career at Monaco, making his debut in 1994, under his great mentor Arsene Wenger, who would eventually bring him to North London in 1999, where he would win two Premier Leagues and three FA Cups in his eight seasons at the club.

He moved on to Barcelona, winning La Liga and the Champions League, before making the move to New York in 2010.

He endeared himself even more to Arsenal fans when he made a return to the club on loan, and in typical fashion scored after coming on as a substitute against Leeds in the FA Cup.

Tributes to his career have flooded in from former and current players from both Arsenal and clubs around the world, to celebrate the career of one of the best footballers of his generation.
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