Thierry Henry's cause to believe in

Updated: January 10, 2012, 1:57 PM ET
By Michael Cox | Special to ESPN.com

"You couldn't have written this script" -- a football cliche not remotely appropriate for Thierry Henry's return to Arsenal. For 68 minutes of Monday's FA Cup tie at the Emirates, Henry was the main attraction even when he wasn't on the pitch. His warm-up received as much attention as the activities of the 22 men competing, which seemed like an extravagant support act for the return of Arsenal's record goal scorer.

The script would have been as follows: 1-0 to Arsenal, Henry to come ...

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