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New York Red Bulls Striker Thierry Henry Gets Arsenal Statue

Thierry Henry was commemorated with a bronze statue by his old club, Arsenal, on Dec. 9.

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New York Red Bulls striker and former Arsenal legend Thierry Henry saw his bronze statue unveiled today outside Emirates Stadium in London.

The statue depicts Henry during his sliding celebration after scoring against rival Tottenham Hotspur in 2002. The team also made statues for former manager Herbert Chapman and defender Tony Adams as part of an Arsenal 125th anniversary celebration scheduled for Dec. 10.

Henry was moved to tears when he spoke at the unveiling ceremony.

"I know I don't show emotions often," he said after a pause. "Some of the time some of the press used to kill me for not showing emotion. But there you go I'm showing emotion right now for the club I love." (via MLS Soccer.com)

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Henry scored a club-record 226 goals for Arsenal from 1999-2007. Henry joined the Red Bulls in 2010 after playing for Barcelona from 2007-2010. Last season, Henry scored 14 goals in leading the Red Bulls to the playoffs. He had 1 goal and 1 assist during the 2011 MLS playoffs. The Los Angeles Galaxy defeated the Red Bulls in the Western Conference semifinals, 3-1, on aggregate scoring.

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