Ian Wright says that Thierry Henry should have to wait for his induction into the Premier League Hall of Fame because of the contributions of two of the division’s legends.
The English top-flight were all set to announce the first two inductees to their new Hall of Fame back in March, shortly before the current season was suspended by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Premier League football is now set to resume on June 17, but there has been no indication of when the division will reveal the first pair of players who have been honoured.
Arsenal legend Wright saw his mantle as the Gunners’ all-time top goalscorer taken by Henry in 2005, with the Frenchman still top of the charts with 228 goals in 377 games for the Gunners.
And although’s Henry’s achievements in north London were remarkable, Wright feels that there are two players who should be honoured by the Premier League before he is.
“I’d probably put in Alan Shearer and Ryan Giggs,” Wright told Stadium Astro.
“I’d probably go with those two because Alan Shearer, 260 goals, will it ever be beaten? It’s going to take some unbelievable goalscorer to do it. And then you look at Ryan Giggs, 13 Premier League titles.
“Someone like Thierry will probably be next, only because of the unbelievable achievements of those two players that I’ve just mentioned.
“Alan being the greatest goalscorer in the history of the Premier League up to this date. And Ryan Giggs, that will not be beaten. You’re talking about two players who have got records there that may never be beaten.
“So when you look at Thierry Henry – who for me should be inducted next – you have to say it’s a massive accolade to Thierry Henry, because look at what them two have achieved to beat him.”