Arsenal and Barcelona will play the first leg of their Round of 16 Champions League matchup on Tuesday at the Emirates, and gave us a break from particularly meh FA Cup fifth round ties by fighting over which side had more of a claim to Thierry Henry's legacy.

Barcelona tweeted out this highlight from Henry's time at the Nou Camp on Monday morning, which in fairness did mention that he used to be a Gunner.

He was a star for @FCBarcelona and @Arsenal, but here's @ThierryHenry at his best for us. #AFCvFCB https://t.co/zQy9LYopPy

— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) February 22, 2016

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But you know how easily stuff snowballs on Twitter.

Not bad @FCBarcelona, but what about this @ThierryHenry classic for @Arsenal? #AFCvFCB https://t.co/PfVxU31lHV

— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) February 22, 2016

Barcelona couldn't let it lie, and answered back with this scorching full volley from outside the box that Henry scored circa 2009.

@arsenal That was @thierryhenry at his best... but have you seen this one before? #AFCvFCB https://t.co/rxn2tMHIOI

— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) February 22, 2016

Then Arsenal took us back to the Highbury and showed us an Unbeatables-era Henry atomizing an entire back line.

Vintage @ThierryHenry, @FCBarcelona… but we can go one one better with this unbelievable strike at Highbury #AFCvFCB https://t.co/DXkwSdEFzT

— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) February 22, 2016

And then there was this heat-seeker he scored against Atletico Madrid.

Wow! Those were electrifying moves. Be careful tomorrow we can score like that too, or like this #AFCvFCB https://t.co/hIV3LMgz3X

— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) February 22, 2016

Finally there was the juggle goal he scored against Manchester United in 2000 that had to have been aided by actual magic in some way.

.@FCBarcelona Well, @ThierryHenry always was a man with a taste for the spectacular… #AFCvFCB https://t.co/01zWeXEE0w

— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) February 22, 2016

This was likely meant to drum up excitement for tomorrow's game, but really it just showed us all that even now, in retirement, Henry is still giving us heart palpitations, and without him, soccer is a little less awesome.

Arsenal and Barcelona square off on FS1 on Tuesday at 2:45 p.m. ET.