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 phenomenal strike against Manchester United in 2000.
Read on for the story of his goal and click the PLAY button above to watch our FREE video clip.
Henry v Manchester United (H) 10-01-2000
As Arsenal’s all-time leading goalscorer, it’s no wonder Thierry Henry has been the subject of so many of Golden Goals. But his ninth appearance on our list tops them all.
The Frenchman was no stranger to the spectacular but this strike ticked all the boxes to make it simply legendary. Style? Undoubtedly. Importance? A matchwinner. Big game? It was against Manchester United.
The rivalry with Tottenham will always be our fiercest, but in the years surrounding the new millennium, Arsenal and United were the Big Two.
Arsenal won the Double in 1998, United took the title the following two seasons – including a Treble in 1999. So when the teams met at Highbury in October 2000, Arsenal were looking to make their mark.
Thirty minutes had elapsed when Henry produced a moment of brilliance - and it came from nothing.
When Gilles Grimandi was in possession about 40 yards out and under no real pressure, it didn’t seem like much. He played the ball to Henry who was 20 yards out, had his back to goal and a United defender close by.
It really didn’t seem like much.
But then it happened. While holding off his marker, Henry – in one fluid motion – flicked the ball up, spun and volleyed the ball over a helpless Fabien Barthez and into the top corner.
We saw many remarkable moments by the Arsenal legend during his time at the Club, but perhaps nothing better than that.6 Jul 2011