New Delhi: Past and present day footballers led the tributes to club great Thierry Henry on Tuesday after the former France striker announced his retirement from professional football.
The French forward was regarded as one of the best players in the world to have played the game and was highly successful as a player.
The Arsenal legend won two Premier League titles and three FA Cups with the side, and set a new club scoring record of 228 goals, and was honoured with a statue outside the Emirates Stadium in 2011.
Henry, 37, became a world and European champion with France and won the Champions League at Barcelona, but it is for his record-breaking exploits with Arsenal that he will be best remembered.
Having finished his career with the New York Red Bulls, Henry is due to return to London next month to work as an analyst with a leading television channel.
Players took on to social micro-blogging site, Twitter to laud the legend.
Thierry Henry retires. What a player. #bestiveeverbeenonthesamepitchas
— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) December 16, 2014
— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) December 16, 2014
Congratulations to @ThierryHenry on a truly wonderful career. One of the great footballers of our time and a top bloke. Bonne chance.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) December 16, 2014
— Daniel Sturridge (@D_Sturridge) December 16, 2014
— Theo Walcott (@theowalcott) December 16, 2014
— Aaron Ramsey (@aaronramsey) December 16, 2014