THAT moment in the   World Cup  qualifying football match between France and the Republic of Ireland at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis in Paris on November 18th, 2009 when Thierry Henry handled the ball. 1:00

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WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 29: (EDITORS NOTE: This is a retransmission of image #459708260 with an alternative crop) Arsenal fans hold up a banner for Arsene Wenger, manager of Arsenal during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Arsenal at The Hawthorns on November 29, 2014 in West Bromwich, England (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

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Arsenal’s Danny Welbeck (centre) is fouled by Anderlecht’s Chancel Mbemba (right) for a penalty during their Champions League   match at the Emirates Stadium in London. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth / Reuters

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Arsenal’s Calum Chambers (centre) and Anderlecht’s Youri Tielemans (right) vie for the ball  at Constant Vanden Stockt Stadium in Brussels. Photograph: Julien Warnand /  EPA

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