Manchester United star names Arsenal legend as Premier League’s greatest

18:31 14 November 2012

Arsenal

Arsenal's Thierry Henry celebrates scoring the opening goal of the game. Picture: Adam Davy/EMPICS

EMPICS Sport

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has named Arsenal’s record goalscorer Thierry Henry as the best player in the Premier League.

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.”

Related articles

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Submit your Arsenal player ratings

Latest Arsenal news

Friday, February 27, 2015
Arsenal's Emirates Stadium (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Arsenal have again returned robust financial results in their latest published figures, with turnover increased to £148.5million, cash reserves up to £138.8m and an overall profit before tax of £11.1m.

Friday, February 27, 2015
Arsenal's Jack Wilshere (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that midfielders Aaron Ramsey, Mathieu Flamini and Jack Wilshere will miss Sunday’s game against Everton.

Friday, February 27, 2015
Donsah Godfred of Cagliari (Photo by Enrico Locci/Getty Images)

Cagliari have confirmed that Arsenal are interested in signing 18-year-old sensation Godfred Donsah.

Friday, February 27, 2015
Arsenal's Gabriel Paulista (PA Wire)

Arsene Wenger has suggested he will make changes to his side when Arsenal host Everton on Sunday, with January signing Gabriel eyeing his Premier League debut.

Friday, February 27, 2015
Arsene Wenger and Thierry Henry.  (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Thierry Henry has revealed that managing Arsenal would be his dream job.

Latest Stories from SNAP.PA

The queen of pop has a surprising alternative career plan if her musical success starts to falter.

Read more

Beau Willimon reckons the relationship between lead characters Frank and Claire Underwood is the cornerstone of the hit US drama.

Read more

Jennifer Lopez says she is glad her new thriller shows that older women are still desirable.

Read more

Promoted content

A look at one of our previous Design Fairs

Chelsea Old Town Hall will be the venue for the renowned Desire Fair from 6-8 March 2015. This stunning mixed media jewellery and silversmithing event where visitors can purchase direct from contemporary designer makers selected from the best in the UK is an event not to be missed.

Take our quiz and find out!

A survey conducted last year revealed that Britain is the fourth sexiest country in the world, with the UK sex toy industry worth an estimated £250 million a year.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Arsenal Transfer News