GGG2: Henry v Manchester United, 2000

It's time to reveal the Gunners' Greatest 50 Goals - as voted for by Arsenal's fans.

Thierry Henry makes his ninth appearance in our top 50 with this phenomenal strike against Manchester United.

The Frenchman was no stranger to the spectacular but this goal had added gloss. It was a matchwinner and it came in what was probably Arsenal's biggest domestic game of the season.

Tottenham will always be our local rivals but, in the years which straddled the turn of the century, Arsenal and United were the Big Two.

Arsène Wenger scooped a Double in 1998, Sir Alex Ferguson won a Treble the following year and retained the title in 2000. So when the teams met at Highbury in October 2000, Arsenal needed to put down a marker. Thanks to Henry, they did exactly that.

Half an hour had elapsed when the Frenchman produced his moment of brilliance - and it came from nothing.

Gilles Grimandi was in possession about 40 yards out and under no real pressure. He played the ball into Henry's feet but the striker was 20 yards out and had his back to goal plus Denis Irwin in close attention,

No matter. While holding off his marker, Henry flicked the ball up, span and volleyed a dipping shot over goalkeeper Fabien Barthez in one fluid movement. The ball flew into the top corner and Highbury erupted.

There would be so much more to come from Henry at Arsenal. But perhaps nothing better than that.

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