Henry scoops Player of the Year award

May 5, 2006

Arsenal captain Thierry Henry has been named Barclays player of the year.

Henry is the leading scorer in the Premiership with 24 goals and has scored two or more goals on eight occasions in the league this season.

Matt Appleby, from the awards panel, said: 'Henry has graced Arsenal's last season at Highbury in magnificent style.

'He combines moments of brilliance and entertainment with match-winning goals. No wonder he was described by one opposition manager as 'unplayable'.'

Henry surpassed Cliff Bastin's club goal-scoring record in October before going on to become the first Arsenal player to score 200 goals for the club, in February's 2-0 away win at Birmingham.