Thursday, 21 October 2010

Henry + Pires - The Perfect Combination, Part 1

Two of Arsenal's greatest ever players, Thierry Henry and Robert Pires were responsible for much of the success that the Gunners enjoyed in the first half of this decade. Along with Ashley Cole they formed one of the most potent left flanks in world football, but they were a formidable partnership in their own right.

In an age where strikers scored goals and wingers supplied them, Henry and Pires helped re-define these roles with their brilliant interchanging of positions. In their 6 years at the club together, Pires directly assisted his compatriot 22 times, while Henry returned the favour on 17 occasions.

Here is the first of a 2-part video celebrating the partnership between the 2 Frenchmen: