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Thierry Henry snubs Lionel Messi and names modern-day Arsenal icon as best he has played with

Thierry Henry snubs Lionel Messi and names modern-day Arsenal icon as best he has played with

Henry names Bergkamp as best-ever team mate

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icon Thierry Henry remains one of the most influential players in the entire history of the north London club, but when recently asked who the best player he ever played with was, his answer was another iconic Gunner from the modern era; Dennis Bergkamp.

When sitting in studio for American broadcast giant CBS during Champions League coverage along with host Kate Abdo, and former Premier League duo Jamie Carragher and Micah Richards, Henry answered assertively when Abdo asked the trio who the best player they ever played with.

Thierry Henry snubs Lionel Messi and names modern-day Arsenal icon as best he has played with

Arsenal’s Robert Pires tries to pass the ball to Thierry Henry from the penalty spot (Photo by Jon Buckle – PA Images via Getty Images)

Not surprisingly, Carragher immediately answered former Liverpool teammate Steven Gerrard while Richards named Yaya Touré. But Henry, who has lined-up alongside the likes of Lionel Messi, Zinedine Zidane, Xavi, Ronaldinho, Andrés Iniesta, Patrick Vieira, and Samuel Eto’o, wasted no time in naming Bergkamp as his selection. When asked ‘not Messi’, Henry responded in kind with reaffirmation of his choice.

A brilliant yet underrated career for former Arsenal striker

When you sit fourth all-time in goals for one of the biggest names in international football and have plied your trade for Arsenal, Inter Milan, and Ajax Amsterdam while netting 13-trophies at club level and a host of personal accolades, it is hard to fathom that Dennis Bergkamp’s career remains one of the more underrated in the modern era.

Brilliant at Ajax and powerfully influential at Arsenal during one of the highest points in the club’s history, the Iceman quietly remains in the shadows of bigger names both in north London and on the global stage.

Still, many consider the Dutchman to be arguably the best technician to ever feature in the Premier League, with an ability to make the impossible seem like schoolboy stuff.

For Thierry Henry to name him ahead of a laundry list of greats that the Frenchman has played with, that certainly means something.

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This article was edited by Ben Browning.

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