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Wenger - What made Thierry so great

Arsene Wenger says Thierry Henry’s “special intelligence” helped to make him one of the best players of his generation.

Arsenal legend Henry announced his retirement on Tuesday, after a glittering career in which he scored 228 goals for Arsenal and 411 overall.

"He was one of the greatest players I’ve ever seen, and I’ve seen a few good ones"

The boss managed Henry at Monaco and in north London, and says a diverse range of talents made the striker so unique.

“I would say he has had a massive career,” Wenger said. “I would like to take this opportunity to thank him for what he has done for the club and what a huge success he has been for us.

“He was an exceptional football player, but as well a combination of a modern player, huge physical talent, technical talent, but as well special intelligence. He was not a contact player as so much as a typical centre forward.

“He was more a guy who used his intelligence to get away from people and his pace. He was one of the greatest players I’ve ever seen, and I’ve seen a few good ones.”

 

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