; born 17 August 1977) is a retired French professional footballer who played as a forward and is the second assistant manager of the Belgium national team.
He played for Monaco, Juventus, Barcelona, New York Red Bulls and spent eight years at Arsenal where he is the club's all-time record goalscorer.
It was at Arsenal that Henry made his name as a world-class player.
The team also reached the final of the FA Cup, losing 2–1 to Liverpool.
Brought in as a replacement for fellow French forward Nicolas Anelka, Henry was immediately moulded into a striker by Wenger, a move that would pay rich dividends in years to come.
However, doubts were raised about his ability to adapt to the quick and physical English game when he failed to score in his first eight games.
Good form led to an international call-up in 1998, after which he signed for the Serie A defending champions Juventus.
A year later he signed for Premier League club Arsenal for £11 million.