Arsenal Legend Thierry Henry Recalls Moment That Made Him Feel 'Sick' During North London Derby

Ben Horlock

​Arsenal hero Thierry Henry has admitted that he felt 'sick' whilst playing against Tottenham Hotspur in his last game against the Gunners' bitter rivals. 

The former striker endured 11 battles against Spurs and was never on the losing side, a stat which still makes the Frenchman proud. 


The two sides go toe-to-toe next Sunday in what is a monumental game for both sides, but Henry has indifferent memories of the 2006 clash at Highbury. The 39-year-old was speaking to ​Sky Sports regarding the 1-1 draw, in which he scored a late equaliser. 

“I came on and they scored that goal when they apparently didn't see Emmanuel Eboue on the ground.  At the end of the day, it is what it is, you should play to the referee's whistle. We stopped and Robbie Keane scored, celebrating in front of their fans.

Tottenham Hotspur's Robbie Keane (R) run

"I felt sick so that celebration you see from me is pure anger and rage.  We all know what happened at the end of that season again. We had the last laugh.

"I had the opportunity to play in 11 north London derbies and I didn't lose one. It is always something I am proud of.  Obviously you can't do it alone and we had one hell of a team."

Arsenal's Francesc Fabregas (L) and Jose

Arsene Wenger's side haven't finished below Tottenham for over 20 years, but it's looking increasingly likely that the Lilywhites will do so this season. Boss Mauricio Pochettino has led his side to second in the table, a whole 14 points ahead of the Gunners who are languishing in sixth place. 

Nonetheless, Arsenal and in particular Henry, will be desperate to claim all three points to re-ignite their Champions League aspirations. 

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