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How Thierry Henry's week went from bad to worse last night

Thierry Henry
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Thierry Henry isn't having the best week of his life.

The legendary former Arsenal striker's Monday was soured by a familiar face when Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane leapfrogged him in the all-time Premier League goal table. It must hurt to be replaced in sixth by a Lilywhite, too. 

Henry managed a whopping 175 goals in his eight years in north London (plus the couple of months he spent after returning on loan in 2011). But if Kane's brace was unfortunate for King Henry, Thomas Muller's against Red Bull Salzburg merely added insult to injury.

Robert Lewandowski was the headline-maker in Bavaria, scoring a hat-trick as the serial German champions ran out 7-1 winners in their Champions League last-16 home leg. Muller, meanwhile, scored two against the Austrians, taking his tally up to 52 Champions League goals. 

And yes, Muller's double took him clear of… Henry.

Henry and Muller were joint-eighth on the list with 50 goals a-piece, with the Frenchman having managed a far superior goals-to-game ratio – and that's before the days of Bayern knocking Arsenal out every other year, before you ask. 

Now, Muller's goals have him as the outright seventh-top scorer in Champions League history. Henry is eighth. 

Never mind, Thierry. Hopefully the week brightens up for you.

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Mark White has been a staff writer on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, writing pieces for both online and the magazine. Over his time on the brand, he has interviewed the likes of Aaron Ramsdale and Jack Wilshere, written pieces ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career, and has been to the FA Cup and League Cup finals, working for FFT