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 continues with a fantastic Champions League effort by Thierry Henry in 2003.
Read on for the story of his goal and click the PLAY button above to watch our FREE video clip.
ThieRry Henry v Inter (a) 11-25-2003
The Champions League Group Stage did not start well for Arsenal in 2003. After picking up only one point in the first three games – including a 3-0 drubbing at home to Inter – Arsenal were in danger of not advancing to the knockout rounds. But a trip to the San Siro would change all that.
Thierry Henry and Freddie Ljungberg had given Arsenal a 2-1 lead but, with five minutes remaining Inter threw everything they had at Arsenal’s defense in an attempt to score the equalizer. A corner kick gave them what they thought was a golden opportunity, but instead, they were hit by a savage counter-attack.
After a few attempts to clear, Ray Parlour managed to find Henry with a long header. At first, a goal seemed highly unlikely – Henry was 60 yards from the Inter goal with Javier Zanetti in close attention. But then the Frenchman made one of the world's top defenders look like a beer league player.
The Arsenal striker outpaced the Argentinean but held up just inside the box, allowing Zanetti to catch up. The advantage was seemingly gone, but Henry made a quick move to get past the defender, beat him again on the outside and fired a fierce shot in off the far post.
Two more late strikes sealed the 5-1 win for Arsenal. So impressive was the performance that the Italian crowd gave the visitors an ovation.
But it was the world-class goal from a world-class striker that was the highlight.22 Dec 2010