Arsenal star, Alex Iwobi, has named Thierry Henry as is his all-time favourite player for the club and revealed the Frenchman is advising him on his shooting skills to this day.
Henry remains the club’s record goalscorer after hitting the back of the net 228 times across two spells in north London.
And, having grown up watching Henry light up the Premier League, it comes as no surprise to hear he is Iwobi’s favourite star.
What is surprising, however, is the news that Henry, who works as a coach for Belgium while also partaking in a spot of punditry for Sky Sports, finds time to advise Iwobi on his composure in front of goal.
“Thierry Henry, definitely,” Iwobi said when asked to name his Arsenal idol.
“The goals he got, the player he was – and he is still advising me today.”
Iwobi is the latest notable player to come through Arsenal’s fabled youth system into the first team and has gone on to become a senior international for Nigeria in the process.