Henry is a cult hero at Arsenal, but his performances in big games have been taken into account to brand him the most 'overrated' striker.

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A figure of 226 goals in 369 appearances is more than enough to enter the league of greats. Thierry Henry, considered by many as one of the finest strikers to have ever graced the fields of English football, took the Premier League by storm in only his debut season with Arsenal.

What followed next branded the Frenchman as one of the cult heroes the Gunners have seen in their long history. Two Premier League medals and two FA Cup glories may not justify the heroics of Henry in his eight seasons with the club, but the fact remains that he holds the record for the most Premier League Golden Boots (four), and also holds the assists record for a single season (20).

A trophy-laden career which lasted for nearly two decades portrays a perfect picture of his sheer genius, and as the saying goes, there is more than what meets the eye.

A twitter user recently put his head into compiling the facts and the figures to reach a conclusion that the Frenchman was overrated in his prime. He started off with Henry’s performances in Arsenal colours in the UEFA Champions League.

In 2007, the Frenchman moved to Barcelona, and the thread described this move as a desperate attempt to win the Champions League.

Then came the comparison with Chelsea great Didier Drogba and Manchester United’s all-time top scorer Wayne Rooney.