Video: Thierry Henry Scored the Game-Winning Goal in His Arsenal Return

In the first game of his two-month loan from the New York Red Bulls, former Arsenal superstar Thierry Henry came in as a substitute in the 78th minute to a scoreless game. Ten minutes later, he nailed a shot past the keeper, sending the stadium into an eruption of pure joy. Not only was it the first goal, but rather the only goal of the match, giving the Gunners a 1-0 victory over Leeds to advance in the third round of the FA Cup

"It was like a dream," Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said. "It was a story you would tell young kids if you want to tell them a story about football."

The 34-year-old played for Arsenal from 1999-2007 and scored 226 goals during that historic span. This is the kind of special sports moment that give us chills. We just hope he won't get sucked back into the European fever and decide he doesn't want to come back to the U.S. 

[via ESPN]

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