By Rob Kelly

Thierry Henry dedicated his match-winning strike against Leeds to two of the most “special people” he has met during his time with the Club.

The French striker made a dream return to Arsenal colours on Monday night when he netted the only goal of the game to send his side through to the FA Cup Fourth Round.

Afterwards Henry paid tribute to the mother of equipment manager Paul Johnson and to Lynn Ann MacLennan - who looked after the striker’s executive box at Emirates Stadium - both of whom passed away recently.

“It was all crazy when I scored. But enough of talking about myself, it’s kind of weird,” Henry told Arsenal Player.

“Also, I wanted to say something - Paul Johnson lost his Mum [Jean Scorey] recently. She was a huge Arsenal fan and was upset when we were losing and the happiest woman when we were winning.

“I just wanted to dedicate the game to her and Paul Johnson because the guy has been amazing. He came into training even though his Mum passed away and he did it for the love of the Club. She also worked for the Club and loved the Club.

“And also a woman who used to look after me in my box, Lynn Ann – I dedicate the game to them because sometimes you give it back to people behind doors who you don’t see. The game goes to them.”

See the full interview with Thierry on Arsenal Player.

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10 Jan 2012