Thierry Henry's emotional return to Arsenal in 2012 was marked by a glorious winner in an FA Cup clash with Leeds United at the Emirates Stadium.
However, eight years before that, a 26-year-old Henry was demolishing Leeds United on their own patch when he was at the peak of his considerable powers.
Arsene Wenger was tempted to rest Henry for Arsenal's third-round FA Cup tie in January 2004 at Elland Road, but a late injury to Jeremie Aliadiere meant that the great man was called into action.
Leeds hit the front through Aussie Mark Viduka in the 8th minute after a goalkeeping blunder by Jens Lehmann, but Henry restored parity on 26 minutes with a typically beautiful flowing Gunners move involving Patrick Vieira, Nwankwo Kanu and Freddie Ljungberg.
Here's that equalizer executed with cool, clinical, surgical precision on the volley.
Can you name a striker cooler than Thierry Henry? pic.twitter.com/oZP8bjX5ff— Throwback Arsenal (@ThrowbackAFC) March 25, 2020
Henry was the star of the show as he assisted Arsenal's next two goals for Edu and Robert Pires. Kolo Touré completed the scoring as The Gunners flexed their muscles to win 4-1 and continue their long unbeaten run in the FA Cup.
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