Saturday 19 August 2017

James Lawton: A glorious comeback, Thierry ... but I hope you know when to quit

Happy days: Arsene Wenger celebrates with Thierry Henry Photo: AP
Happy days: Arsene Wenger celebrates with Thierry Henry Photo: AP
Thierry Henry celebrates after coming off the bench for Arsenal to break the deadlock against Leeds United. Photo: Reuters

THERE is no more terrible beauty in sport than when one of its great stars reaches into the past to find again that singular quality which first dazzled the world.



It is especially so when he does it in the knowledge that it might just be for the last time.



Thierry Henry filled the Emirates Stadium with as much a sense of this as the old thrill of his perfect technique and surreal calmness under pressure.

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