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 unique back-heel against Charlton in 2004.
Read on for the story of his goal and click the PLAY button above to watch our FREE video clip.
Henry v Charlton (H) 10-02-2004
Thus far, our list of has featured a number of incredible goals from Thierry Henry. And certainly the Arsenal legend found all sorts of ways to score fantastic goals during his career. But this strike was truly unique.
It came in a game against Charlton, during Arsenal's record 49-match unbeaten run. Freddie Ljungberg had already given Arsenal a lead they wouldn’t relinquish, but Henry was to provide the home fans with so much more.
When the Frenchman received a pass from José Antonio Reyes' pass eight yards out, it didn’t necessarily look as if he would score; Henry had his back to goal and Jonathan Fortune in close attention.
But then again, this was Thierry Henry.
In a split second he stunned the Addicks with a powerful back-heel. The ball flew through Fortune's legs and past goalkeeper Dean Kiely.
When so few players would have the guile or imagination to try such a thing, Henry tried and succeeded. As Arsène Wenger after the game, "It's a special goal not for the technique of the back-heel, but because he is so quick to analyze what is the best response in that situation."
And if a goal like that wasn’t enough, Henry added a second later in the game as Arsenal finished with a comfortable 4-0 win.6 Apr 2011