Surely Henry wasn't the natural replacement for Nicolas Anelka?
Model Claire Merry’s application for a decree nisi (a ruling by the court giving anyone 6 weeks and 1 day to tell the court if they object to the divorce) owing to Henry’s ‘unreasonable behaviour’.
In eight seasons with Arsenal he scored a club-record 174 goals, and the team won two league titles (2002, 2004) and two championship.
Henry was honoured as European Footballer of the Year for 20 and finished runner-up as Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Player of the Year in 20.
Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger shifted Henry to striker, giving him more responsibility at the cutting edge of the attack, and the Frenchman soon revealed his true ability.
With a deceivingly casual approach, Henry glided past opposing players, initiated and finished moves, and scored goals either with a light touch from short range or fiercely from long distances.