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Thierry Henry explains why he was ’embarrassed’ to score a hat-trick for Arsenal

Thierry Henry has admitted that he has felt embarrassed after scoring a hat-trick for Arsenal against Norwich.

The Frenchman is a living legend for the Gunners and one of the all-time great strikers in the Premier League.

He is Arsenal’s top goalscorer of all time, notching up 228 goals in his eight years at the club.

Now in charge of Montreal Impact, his most lethal period was during 2001 and 2005 – where he won four out of five Golden Boots in the Premier League.

During that time, he also banged in eight hat-tricks – one being against Norwich in the 2004/05 season.

Any striker would be over the moon to score three in a match but not Henry.

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Speaking to James Maddison on Puma Football’s Instagram, Henry said: “I always say that I used to speak my mind and people used to be shocked when I say what I say.

“You can ask Kolo Toure [Leicester coach] I tell it how it is if you don’t like it we can move on.

“I scored a hat-trick against Norwich once but I did not move. I was embarrassed, I was actually embarrassed.

“I was really bad but I scored three goals.

“Everyone came at the end and the journalists are saying ‘You have a great game’ no I didn’t!

“I scored but I didn’t have a great game.

“It’s always unfair. I always say strikers are judged on goals but they get away with murder sometimes.

Henry was in scorching form from 2001 to 2005
(Image: 2004 Getty Images)

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