8. Thierry Henry
Number of games to score 40 Premier League goals: 73
The Arsenal legend made a relatively slow start to life in the English top flight after signing for Arsene Wenger’s Gunners from Juventus in August 1999. Yet, it was not long before he became the league’s best player and one of the finest strikers in the world, as he brought years of success to the red half of North London.