By Rob Kelly

Arsène Wenger believes that Thierry Henry’s electric display in the 5-1 win against Inter Milan in 2003 was one of his greatest in an Arsenal shirt.

The French striker scored twice and claimed two assists as the Gunners inflicted the heaviest defeat the Italian giants had suffered in 47 years of European football.

While Wenger says that Henry should be proud of that performance at the San Siro, he believes his display against Real Madrid in 2006 rivals it.

“It was one of his best performances, but I think the best goal he scored was in Madrid,” he said.

“That was a very difficult goal to score. To resist the defenders and finish the way he did you need absolutely everything - calmness, strength, power, technique - and he combined it all in that goal. Thierry can still deliver that.

“[Beating Inter] was our most emphatic win on an Italian ground against a team who have a reputation for defending well. It was a good achievement.”

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14 Feb 2012