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Erling Haaland could snatch Thierry Henry record on final day of Premier League season

Erling Haaland could snatch Thierry Henry record on final day of Premier League season

Erling Haaland has the opportunity to establish a new record on the last day of the Premier League season, a record that was previously held exclusively by Thierry Henry.

In the recent match against Brighton, where Manchester City secured a 1-1 draw, the sensational Haaland achieved his 44th direct contribution to a goal, either by scoring or assisting.

By assisting Phil Foden, he notched his eighth assist of the season, adding to his remarkable total of 36 goals. Consequently, Haaland has now equaled the legendary Arsenal player Henry in terms of overall goal involvements.

In the 2002-03 season, Thierry Henry, the French forward, demonstrated exceptional performance for the Gunners. He scored an impressive tally of 24 goals and delivered a remarkable 20 assists. Despite Henry’s remarkable contributions, Arsenal could only secure a second-place finish that season.

On the other hand, Erling Haaland and his teammates had a dominant season, winning the Premier League title with three games remaining. Their remarkable campaign will come to an end with a match against Brentford on Sunday, concluding their spectacular journey.

In Arsenal’s final league game of the season, they achieved a resounding 4-0 victory against Sunderland, with Thierry Henry playing a significant role in four of the goals.

Despite the fact that Arsenal could not contend for the title, as Manchester United had already secured the championship, Henry’s opening goal and three assists contributed to their emphatic win. Freddie Ljungberg emerged as the hero with a hat-trick.

On the other hand, Erling Haaland has been rewriting the record books ever since he joined Manchester City from Borussia Dortmund the previous summer.

He has already established numerous records, including the most goals scored by a player in a 38-game Premier League season, helping City surpass Henry’s former club to clinch the title. City now have aspirations of an extraordinary treble victory by defeating their fierce rivals United in the FA Cup final and winning the Champions League against Inter.

The young 22-year-old striker, just like Thierry Henry was for Arsenal during their successful period around the year 2000, has played a crucial role in Manchester City’s campaign this season. Haaland recently celebrated his first trophy as a player for City, and in an interview with Sky Sports following the victory, he stated: “I saw a stat of Arsenal being 240 something days top of the table, and we were like 20.

“We were chasing after something the whole season and then to get hold of it is such a relief and such an amazing feeling. With all the experience in this club, they’ve won the Premier League for the fifth time a lot of them.

“The hard work you do throughout the whole season, it’s what you get in the end. Now in the last couple of weeks, that’s when everything gets decided. That’s why it’s even better to win it, it’s a marathon. It’s not just one game, it’s the whole season, 38 games.”

The draw with Brighton ended City’s superb 12-game winning streak in the league but boss Pep Guardiola welcomed facing such a difficult challenge. “Games like tonight are very beneficial,” Guardiola explained. “We need these opponents to bring us to our maximum. It’s really good that these teams keep us at our levels.

“All of them, the team was there and that’s why I’m very, very pleased because I know how difficult it was and I don’t want us to drop our rhythm before the two finals. We had it against Chelsea and we need it again against Brentford.”

Erling Haaland could snatch Thierry Henry record on final day of Premier League season

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