Thierry Henry returns: factfile
Friday 30 December 2011
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed Thierry Henry will sign for the Gunners, dependent
on insurance agreements being worked out with New York Red Bulls.
We take a look at the career of the Frenchman...
1977: Born August 17 in Paris.
1990: Joins French first division side Monaco as a 13-year-old.
1994: Makes top-flight debut against Nice on August 31, aged 17.
1996: December - Signs pre-contract with Real Madrid, who approach player through agent not registered with FIFA. The world body fine both player and Spanish club and annul agreement.
1997: May - Monaco win Ligue 1 title, with Henry having scored nine goals in 36 matches.
October 11 - Wins first French cap in friendly against South Africa in Lens.
1998: Plays for France in World Cup finals, scoring three goals in six matches, but remains on bench in 3-0 victory over Brazil in July 12 final.
1999: January 18 - Signs for Italian giants Juventus.
August 3 - Signs for Arsenal for £10.5million.
September 9 - Nets first goal for Gunners after coming on as substitute in victory at Southampton.
2000: June - Scores three times in five games in French Euro 2000 success, including the opener in semi-final clash with Portugal.
2002: June 6 - Sent off for a late tackle against Uruguay during France's disappointing World Cup defence.
2003: April 27 - Named PFA Player of the Year.
2004: April 16 - Scores four against Leeds in the Premier League, taking him to 150 goals for Arsenal.
April 25 - Named PFA Player of the Year for second year in a row on the day Arsenal clinch title with 2-2 draw at Tottenham.
2005: October 18 - Equals Ian Wright's Arsenal record of 185 goals in a Champions League game against Sparta Prague, then scores a second to break the mark.
2006: May - Signs four-year deal following speculation linking him with Barcelona.
July - Ends the World Cup with three goals, with France losing the final to Italy on penalties.
2007: Feb 3 - Scores 226th and final goal for Gunners in a league draw against Middlesbrough.
June 25 - Signs for Barca for £16.1million.
September 19 - Scores his first goal for his new club in a 3-0 Champions League win over Lyon.
2009: May - Wins league, cup and Champions League treble with Barca.
November 18 - Henry earns widespread condemnation when he uses his hand in the build-up to crucial goal for France in their World Cup play-off against the Republic of Ireland. The goal books France's place in South Africa.
2010: January 18 - FIFA announce they will take no disciplinary action against Henry over handball.
June 20 - Part of the France squad which refuses to train after Nicolas Anelka was sent home following a bust-up with coach Raymond Domenech during a poor World Cup in South Africa.
July 14 - Joins MLS side New York Red Bulls on a "multi-year" contract.
July 15 - Confirms retirement from French national team, having scored 51 goals in 123 appearances.
August 28 - Scores first MLS goal in a 2-0 victory over San Jose Earthquakes.
2011: January 11 - Arsenal confirm Henry is training at the club during the MLS off-season but no agreement to sign the player is reached.
November 17 - Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger confirms Henry is back training with the club.
December 10 - Arsenal unveil a bronze statue of Henry outside the Emirates Stadium as part of the club's 125th anniversary celebrations.
December 30 - Wenger confirms Henry will sign a two-month deal if an insurance agreement can be reached.
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