Thierry Henry opens up to Arsenal fans about Highbury

Thierry Henry reveals his strong affection for Highbury and how playing for Arsenal at The Emirates wasn't the same

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Arsenal legend Thierry Henry Photo: Puma

Thierry Henry has admitted that a part of him “died” when Arsenal left Highbury to move to The Emirates in 2006.

The Gunners legend became Arsenal’s all-time record goal-scorer during the north London side’s spell at Highbury before the club moved to Emirates Stadium for the start of the 2006-07 season.

Henry was injured for much of that campaign before the French striker ended up leaving Arsenal to sign for Barcelona at the end of the season.

And the Arsenal legend admits that he was gutted to see the Gunners leave Highbury and move to The Emirates before his exit.

Writing in his column for The Sun, Henry said: “I didn’t play a huge amount at The Emirates due to injury but I do remember that when I did, I was a bit lost.

“I loved Highbury. It was the best stadium ever. My stadium. It was in my heart. I played in so many great grounds around the world but none came close to Highbury.

“I just knew where I was on the field. Everything was familiar, the smell when I arrived, the dressing room. Something died in me when we left Highbury.”

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Arsenal are currently gearing up for their crunch clash against Manchester United at The Emirates on Sunday afternoon as they look to keep their top-four hopes alive.

The north London side finished second and without a trophy last season after winning the FA Cup in 2014 and 2015.

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