Man United’s Robin van Persie pays tribute to Arsenal legend Thierry Henry
Robin van Persie says it was an honour to play alongside Thierry Henry
Robin van Persie has paid a touching tribute to his former Arsenal team-mate Thierry Henry.
The ex-Gunners captain announced his retirement from professional football on Tuesday morning after a decorated career at Monaco, Juventus, Arsenal, Barcelona and New York Red Bulls.
What you have achieved will live on for many years
Robin van Persie
Netherlands international Van Persie played alongside 37-year-old Henry for three seasons at Arsenal before the World Cup winner completed a €24m move to La Liga giants Barcelona in 2007.
And Van Persie, who sealed a contentious £24m move to Arsenal’s bitter rivals Manchester United in 2012, took to Twitter to hail Henry’s legacy.
“It was an honour to have played with you @ThierryHenry Thanks for all you have given to football,” Van Persie wrote on Twitter.
“What you have achieved will live on for many years. A true football man, a Legend!
“You wont be playing, but I am sure it wont be the last we will hear from you. There are many more good things to come from you, no doubt.
“As you would say, Merci et à bientôt. My man !!! @ThierryHenry”
Henry scored an impressive 228 goals in 376 appearances in all competitions for Arsenal.