ARSENAL 125 STATUES

Arsenal Football Club celebrated 125 years since they played their first game this weekend and with it, the unveiling of three new permanent fixtures outside the Emirates Stadium.

Three of Arsenal's most iconic figures were immortalised as statues outside the North London stadium on Saturday before their 1-0 victory over Everton.

Joining Herbert Chapman and Tony Adams was Theirry Henry, voted 'Greatest-ever Arsenal Player' in 2008 by fans. The Frenchman is still the club's highest goal-scorer with 226 goals in 369 appearances and his emotions were visible as he joined a wealth of Arsenal greats for the statues' unveiling.

Speaking to arsenal.com, Henry said: “It's part of the past now, but when I did leave Arsenal, I cried. The guys might be thinking that I'm saying this because I'm here right now but I love Arsenal, I've said it so many times.

“I support the club now and I always come back. There's something about Arsenal Football Club, it's a family club. Every time players want to come back to train, to feel it, the vibe of the dressing room, to see the boss again and all the people at the training ground. There are great people all over the stadium.”

Posted on 12/12/2011