Welcome to Golden Goals - a FREE video series on USA.Arsenal.com which showcases some of the finest goals in Arsenal's history.

Each of our weekly clips will feature footage of a classic goal plus expert analysis from former Gunner Stewart Robson and Arsenal.com editor Richard Clarke.

Our series kicks off with the man who has just swapped Europe for the United States - Arsenal legend Thierry Henry.

Read on for the story of his goal and click the PLAY button above to watch our FREE video clip.

Gunners' 46th Greatest Goal - Thierry Henry

Henry v West Ham (a) 08-24-2002
In August 2002, Arsenal faced a tricky trip to Upton Park for their first away trip of the season as reigning Premier League champions.

And with less than an hour gone the Gunners, unbeaten in 23 games, were staring an unlikely defeat straight in the face thanks to goals from Joe Cole and Fredi Kanoute either side of the interval.

But cometh the hour, cometh the man.

Patrick Vieira slid a low pass into Henry about 40 yards out, with his back to goal. His first touch left Christian Dailly for dead, his second on the knee set the ball just right and the third was truly emphatic as he sent a sizzling half-volley past David James from 20 yards.

The goal encapsulated two of the mercurial Frenchman’s deadliest assets. The delicate cleverness to shrug off the defender alongside the ferocious power in the finish. It was pure Henry.

It proved crucial too as Sylvain Wiltord notched Arsenal’s equaliser two minutes from time.

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4 Aug 2010