The Frenchman scored 228 goals for the Gunners during his two spells there and impressed a young Rooney.
“I’d have to say Thierry Henry. From the ages of ten to 16, watching him the Premier League was amazing and he scored all different types of goals - free-kicks, volleys, left foot, right foot,” the Old Trafford star told ShortList.
“He was entertaining. He’s probably the best centre-forward, I think, to play in the Premier League.”
As the nation remembers the centenary of the First World War, we wanted to share this heartbreaking letter sent by Air Mechanic Raymond Keith Barlow to his ‘mam’ back home just before he leaves for the war. He reassures her that the war will soon be over and asks her to give some money to a relative – but he never made it home.