Arsenal exclusive: Thierry Henry was motivated to complete 2003/04 season unbeaten - after huge honour rejection

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry
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Arsenal legend Thierry Henry had a fire within him to keep the Gunners unbeaten, due to a major individual snub.

That's according to former Highbury vice-chairman David Dein, who brought the Frenchman to north London in 1999. Henry scored 228 goals while at Arsenal and 20 years ago this month, helped the Gunners to clinch a league title at White Hart Lane, before finishing the entire season without losing once.

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Mark White
Content Editor

Mark White has been at on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, first as a staff writer before becoming content editor in 2023. An encyclopedia of football shirts and boots knowledge – both past and present – Mark has also represented FFT at both FA Cup and League Cup finals (though didn't receive a winners' medal on either occasion) and has written pieces for the mag ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career. He has written cover features for the mag on Mikel Arteta and Martin Odegaard, and is assisted by his cat, Rosie, who has interned for the brand since lockdown.