Following the news that Manchester City legend Sergio Aguero is set to leave the champions-elect this summer, former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has ranked his top ten greatest Premier League strikers.
Carragher chose his list based on three criteria – the number of goals, their importance, and trophies won, and Arsenal fans love his number one pick.
The Gunner’s all-time leading scorer Thierry Henry tops Carragher’s list and the decision was not even a close one according to the former England man.
“There is only one winner. It amazes me anyone would ever debate it.” Carragher writes in The Telegraph.
Carragher added: “It is not even close. Thierry Henry is not only the greatest ever Premier League striker, he is the greatest ever Premier League player.”
The Liverpool legend’s comments have gone down very well with Arsenal fans.
Commenting on Reddit Eye_Seeker said: “Henry made me fall in love with the club. Quite simply the greatest Premier League player ever.”
InPatRileyWeTrust wrote: “Makes me laugh when people put Shearer above him. Don’t get me wrong Shearer was absolutely fantastic but Henry is just a different class.”
MMAwannabe said: “For me, even if Henry didn’t have the numbers he had Id still give him my vote as GOAT just because of how he played. He just made everything look effortless.”
Edward_the_Sixth said: “On TV he looked majestic, but in person he was immortal. I was in the North Bank when he scored that goal where he ran from the half way line vs Spurs. I have it burnt into my eyelids.”
kita_ wrote: “This is how I feel too. Anyone willing to debate it has an agenda or just didn’t watch football at the time. Henry was just a different level”
It is safe to say the Arsenal fans all agree with Carragher’s assessment of Henry’s talent.
Carragher’s former team are Arsenal’s next opponents and a win for the Gunners would see them close the gap to just one point between the two sides currently sitting outside the European spots
Arsenal are down in 9th and know that a win is essential if they wish to maintain an unlikely challenge for Champions League football next season.
Currently nine points below Chelsea in fourth in the league table the Gunners could be forgiven for concentrating all their energy on Thursday’s Europa League quarter-final clash with Slavia Prague.
The summer transfer window is just around the corner.
And the rumour mill is already starting to pick up speed.
Arsenal will not have a huge amount of money to spend, but Mikel Arteta will be hoping to make a number of moves, with loanee Martin Odegaard high up the list of priorities to bring in on a permanent deal.
But who would you sign? Get involved in our transfer window debate here.
Winning this season’s Europa League is likely to be Mikel Arteta’s best way into the elite European competition for the first time since the 2016-17 season.
A win versus the reigning champions will be a welcome confidence boost for all at the Emirates going into the European tie and how Arteta must wish he had the ‘greatest ever Premier League player’ still in the team.