Thierry Henry names forgotten Arsenal star who should be rated among Premier league best

Thierry Henry hailed Nicolas Anelka as one of the Premier League’s greatest players and insists he doesn’t get the recognition he deserves. The French ace was snapped up by Arsenal as a teenager, winning the Premier League and the FA Cup in the 1997/98 season, before returning for spells at Liverpool, Manchester City, Bolton Wanderers, Chelsea – where he won the title once more – and West Bromwich Albion. Over the course of a glittering career, he won the Champions League, Serie A, Super Lig at club level and Euro 2000 with France.

But Henry feels his compatriot is underappreciated on these shores and he praised the impact that Anelka had in English football. ‘We all know that he terrorised teams when he first arrived in England,’ he told Sky Sports. ‘He, for me – people do not mention him as they should mention him. ‘He was one of the best strikers we have ever seen in this league

‘He won it at Arsenal at a young age, when it was very difficult. You had to battle away from home all the time. ‘He did it at Chelsea, he won the league there. ‘Obviously we all know the story, he left to go to Real Madrid but we are talking about one of the best strikers we have seen and I think he was pivotal to that [Arsenal] squad.’

Source: Metro Uk

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