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GGG34: Thierry Henry v Inter Milan, 2003

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

You know you've done the business when an Italian crowd claps you off at one of European football's most imposing venues. That's exactly what happened at the San Siro on November 25, 2003 and this goal - scored by Thierry Henry - was the highlight of an outstanding Champions League performance.

Henry and Freddie Ljungberg had given Arsenal a deserved 2-1 lead but, with five minutes left, Inter were throwing the kitchen sink at the visitors in an attempt to snatch a draw. Instead, they were hit by a savage counter-attack.

It all started with an Inter corner. The ball was half-cleared and Ray Parlour completed the job, finding Henry with a well-judged header. The Frenchman had plenty to do - he was 60 yards from the Inter goal with Javier Zanetti in close attention. But Henry made one of the world's finest defenders look like a bewildered youth.

The Arsenal striker outpaced the Argentinian but checked his run just inside the box, allowing Zanetti to make up ground. Henry seemed to have lost his advantage but beat his marker again on the outside before slamming a fierce shot in off the far post. It was a world-class goal from a world-class striker in his pomp.

Two more late strikes sealed a magnificent 5-1 win for Arsenal and earned them that ovation. It was richly-deserved.

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