King Henry bids ‘au revoir’ with late winner – Sunderland 1-2 Arsenal
Thierry Henry’s final game for Arsenal in the Premier League ended in victory, with the Frenchman scoring a late goal to give the Gunners all three points against Sunderland.
The Black Cats took the lead in controversial style after 70 minutes with James McClean’s goal, before Aaron Ramsey levelled the sides soon after, but it is Henry who will once again grab all the headlines on his last Premier League appearance.
McClean’s goal stemmed from Per Mertesacker’s unfortunate slip, but shortly after his replacement Aaron Ramsey directed a clever shot past Simon Mignolet to equalise.
Henry then came on for his last Premier League appearance before his return to the MLS, and the script was written for the Arsenal legend, who didn’t disappoint.
Andrey Arshavin’s cross was met by Henry in the 92nd minute, and the Frenchman made no mistake from three yards out, sending the away fans into raptures.
Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker (Ramsey 72), Vermaelen, Koscieln,y Rosicky, Arteta, Walcott, (Arshavin 86), Oxlade-Chamberlain (Henry 66), Song, van Persie.