By Joe Brewin

Thierry Henry admits he would never have scaled such heights without his former Arsenal team-mates.

The Club’s record goalscorer fought back the tears as his statue was unveiled at Emirates Stadium on Friday alongside fellow legends Herbert Chapman and Tony Adams.

Henry, who scored 226 goals in an Arsenal shirt, admits he owes it all to the players around him during his eight-year tenure at the Club.

“I want to insist how important how important it was for me to play with some great players,” he said. “Without them I wouldn't have been able to play there.

“When you look at the likes of the back four - Martin [Keown], Nigel [Winterburn], Lee [Dixon], David [Seaman], Lauren who came after, [Sol] Campbell, [Ashley] Cole - I am going to name the whole squad - Patrick [Vieira], Sylvain [Wiltord] too, who was underrated at the time because he was an amazing player. Robert [Pires] as well.

“Without them I wouldn't have been able to do what I did - we went through a season unbeaten.

“I wanted to say that again - without your team you are nothing. It would not have been possible without them so I want to thank them too.”

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9 Dec 2011