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 Thierry Henry’s one-man show against Liverpool in 2004.
Read on for the story of his goal and click the PLAY button above to watch our FREE video clip.
Thierry Henry v Liverpool (H) 04-09-2004
The latest entry in our countdown was not only a fabulous goal in its own right, but also one that came at a critical time for Arsenal.
The week had started with great optimism. Arsenal had dreams of winning the Treble but, after crashing out of the FA Cup to Manchester United, Arsène Wenger's side were stunned by Chelsea in the Champions League. And when Liverpool took a 2-1 half-time lead at Highbury, it seemed the entire season was falling apart.
But there were reasons this team was dubbed ‘The Invincibles,’ and one of those reasons was named Thierry Henry. The Frenchman’s hat-trick got his team back on track, and this goal was easily the highlight of the bunch.
Robert Pires had just scored the equalizer when Gilberto diverted a poor Liverpool clearance to Henry near the center circle. As he had done so often, Henry had dropped deep in search of the ball.
The Arsenal legend had the entire opposition defense in front of him but he quickly hit top-speed and one-by-one, surged past each defender.
As Henry advanced towards the Liverpool box, the visitors' defense backed off. It proved to be a fatal error from Liverpool. Henry beat Jamie Carragher – who then collided with a team-mate - before slotting the ball past Jerzy Dudek.
There was still more to come from Arsenal, but Henry’s second goal of the day was enough to secure the win – and the team’s march toward immortality.12 Jan 2011