Serial Arsenal badge kisser before jumping ship

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Thierry Henry joined Arsenal from Juventus in the summer of 1999 and was made captain in 2005.

“At one point it crossed my mind to leave,” Thierry Henry said in the summer of 2006. “But I think with my heart and my heart told me to stay. I’ve never played in Spain and never will. This is my last contract.”

The following summer he was parading around the Nou Camp in a Barcelona shirt. “It has been a long chase but I’m finally here and happy to be here and I can’t wait to go out there and show what I can do,” he said. “It is incredible. I am looking forward to playing in the Camp Nou and helping the team in every way I can. Barcelona are a wonderful club steeped in tradition and play beautiful football. I’m sure I will be very happy here.”

In Decemeber 2011, Arsenal unveiled a statue of Henry outside the Emirates. He then joined them on loan from NY Red Bulls, scoring 3 goals in 7 games.

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