Released on 08 November 2012.

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Thierry Henry

Lonely at the Top

3.84 based on 294 ratings & 23 reviews on

2013 Long-listed

William Hill Sports Book of the Year


‘The football book of the year’ Ian Herbert, Independent

Thierry Henry – gifted, charismatic and a genuinely world-class footballer – has passed into Arsenal legend as the hero of a team that finally ended Manchester United’s dominance. But as he approached the autumn of his career, Thierry’s crown began to slip – from the infamous ‘Hand of Gaul’ incident to a dismal World Cup 2010 campaign. Suddenly, a player who Arsene Wenger once dubbed ‘the greatest striker ever’, a man who had spent his career at the very top of the game, began to learn how lonely such a position could be.

Drawing from numerous interviews and impeccable sources, as well as his own observations over the course of Henry’s entire career, award-winning author Philippe Auclair has produced the most complete portrait of the Arsenal hero ever to be written. Clear-eyed, lyrical and passionately argued, Thierry Henry: Lonely at the Top is as raw, shocking and thought-provoking as it is celebratory of Henry’s outstanding flair and talent.

‘Superb . . . a thoroughly recommended read’ James Olley, Evening Standard

‘Illuminated by finely turned phrases and vivid insights’ Richard Williams, Guardian Sports Books of the Year