By Chris Harris

Thierry Henry wiped away a tear after his statue was unveiled and admitted that he has not felt so emotional since he left Arsenal.

The Club's record goalscorer was one of three legends immortalised on Friday - joining Herbert Chapman and Tony Adams outside Emirates Stadium as part of Arsenal's 125th anniversary celebrations.

Henry left Arsenal in the summer of 2007 after netting 226 times for Arsène Wenger's side and his return to north London was a poignant affair as he stopped midway through his acceptance speech to dry his eyes.

"When I left Arsenal [was the last time I was that emotional]," reflected Henry.

"It's part of the past now, but when I did leave Arsenal, yes [I cried]. The guys might be thinking that I'm saying this because I'm here right now but I love Arsenal, I've said it so many times.

"I support the Club now and I always come back. There's something about Arsenal Football Club, it's a family club. Every time players want to come back to train, to feel it, the vibe of the dressing room, to see the boss again and all the people at the training ground. There are great people all over the stadium."

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