In a game that was begging for a special moment, Thierry Henry stepped up to the task to resume his duties as Arsenal's king.
Ten minutes after making his return to the field as a substitute for Arsenal, Henry delivered a game-winning goal to lift the Gunners in the fourth round of the FA Cup via a 1-0 victory over Leeds United in front of a delirious crowd at Emirates Stadium on Monday.
Henry, Arsenal's all-time leading goal scorer, came on as a 68th-minute substitute, entering a match that lacked excitement and action on either end. In a matter of minutes and with one right-footed kick, he changed that. The New York Red Bulls Designated Player snuck behind the defense to receive a pass from Alex Song, settled and touched a classy shot inside the far post to cap a dream return and kick off his two-month loan in style.
Videos of Henry's goal and his emotional introduction into the game are after the jump: