Alan Shearer names Thierry Henry as his ideal partner up front

Premier League legend Alan Shearer has named Thierry Henry as his most ideal strike partner.

Shearer is the Premier League’s all-time record scorer with a stunning 260 goals in 441 appearances for Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United.

The former England captain was renown for his strength and physical stature on the pitch along with a solid heading and shooting ability, which made him the ideal centre-forward in England during the 90s.

After a 29-year playing career, Shearer opted to hang up his boots in 2006 and has since been regularly working as a pundit on national television.

And now the three-time Golden Boot winner has chosen Arsenal great Henry as his dream strike partner.

The Frenchman played for Arsenal between 1999 to 2007 and went on to score a club-record of 266 goals in 369 appearances across all competitions for the Gunners.

Under the watchful eye of Arsene Wenger, Henry developed into one of the world’s most deadly strikers and twice finished as runner-up in the FIFA Player of the Year awards to both Zinedine Zidane and Ronaldinho.

Aside from that, Henry had provided Arsenal with 175 Premier League goals to help them on their way to three league crowns and sits fifth in the all-time standings scorers list.

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“Skill, grace, goals, touch, technique, pace, strength; Thierry had all of that,” Shearer told the Premier League website.

“Thierry could cut in off the left or in off the right, or if you wanted him to play centre-forward he could do that.

“He had 74 assists as well, so as well as banging goals in he could create them too. He was absolutely outstanding.

“If I could have played alongside anyone it would be him, because he was also an assist machine.

“He was superb at gliding past people, and from a purely selfish point of view he would have set me up for a lot of goals.”

Shearer also won the Premier League himself during the 1995/96 campaign at Blackburn.