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Henry Labelled Greatest Premier League Player Ever

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has been labelled the Premier League's greatest ever player, who could do things no other player has done.

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The Frenchman moved to North London from Serie A outfit Juventus in 1999 to play under his countryman Arsene Wenger.

During his first spell with the club, Henry went on to become the club's all-time record scorer, while he is one of only five players to have reached 175 Premier League goals.

While there have been the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Ryan Giggs, Wayne Rooney, Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard, former Gunners striker Alan Smith felt Henry was the league's best-ever player.

“Henry is the best player I have ever seen ply his trade in this country. Not just the best striker, but the best player, due to the fact that I saw him do things no one else has done.

“He reduced top-class opponents into helpless also-rans. He totally embarrassed seasoned professionals with his outrageous pace, strength, skill and confidence. In short, he elevated the striker's art on to a level not seen before or since.

“On top of that, the Frenchman teamed up with a player blessed with astonishing ability, whose creative genes dovetailed perfectly with all that Gallic swagger. [Dennis] Bergkamp's sort do not come around too often. The Dutchman's dedication set new examples at Arsenal and his quality on matchdays lit up English football.

“To be honest, I cannot think of another strike partnership in the history of the game that has boasted quite so much lavish talent. Some statement, I know, but I think it's true.”

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Who do you think is the greatest player in Premier League history? Have your say in the comment section below.


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