Mikel Arteta recalls how Thierry Henry left Everton looking like youth players

Mikel Arteta has reflected on what it was like coming up against the "unstoppable" Thierry Henry when the current Arsenal boss was playing for Everton.

The Spaniard spent six-and-a-half years at Goodison Park before joining the Gunners in 2011, with his five-year spell as a player at the Emirates also featuring a brief cameo from Henry when he rejoined on loan from New York Red Bulls.

Prior to that though, Henry had become the Gunners' all-time leading goalscorer and one of the finest forwards in the world during his eight years at the club between 1999 and 2007, and Arteta has recalled just what it was like to face him.

"When I had to face him, it was at a moment that he was unstoppable," Arteta told the Arsenal website as he named Henry as the toughest player he ever had to face.

"It seemed that he was playing against youth players, and at that moment I noticed a superiority on his part with respect to everyone that I have never felt."

Arteta also said that he'd love to be able to call upon Henry in his current Arsenal setup as he answered a wide variety of questions in a Q&A session.

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