Oxlade-Chamberlain attempts to recreate Henry's stunner against United… with mixed results
15:24 GMT, 25 September 2012
Copying the heroics of your favourite footballer isn't the preserve of the amateur Sunday player. Just ask Arsenal youngster Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Being the supremely gifted young footballer he is, Oxlade-Chamberlain doesn't settle for having his hero's name emblazoned on the back of his shirt – no, he tries to recreate a sublime moment of football majesty.
The moment in question: Theirry Henry's stunning flick and volley against Manchester United at Highbury in October, 2000.
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One of the best: Henry's stunning strike against United isn't too easy to recreate
You remember: Henry held off Dennis Irwin on the edge of the box, flicked the ball up and fired an unstoppable volley over the stranded United goalkeeper Fabien Barthez. Quality.
The Ox takes up the challenge after one Arsenal fan wrote in to discover if he had what it takes to recreate that slice of football history.
Have a go: Oxlade-Chamberlain tried in vain to mimic Henry's moment of magic
And credit to the 19-year-old Arsenal star, he gives it his all. Sportsmail counted a total of 23 either failed or aborted attempts, before he concedes defeat.
That's not to say he doesn't get close. He does. It's just the perfectionist in him wasn't happy he couldn't mimic the finesse Henry showed in that instant 12 years ago.
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