Welbeck wants to emulate Henry at Arsenal

Posted on Sep 5 2014 - 12:00pm by Staff Writer

New Arsenal signing Danny Welbeck has revealed that he wants to emulate the success of Thierry Henry at the North London club.

Arsenal paid Premier League rivals £16m for the England striker on transfer deadline day after losing Frenchman Olivier Giroud to injury just days before in the game against Everton.

And, the 23-year-old has discussed his determination to become a success at the club.

“I loved watching Thierry Henry since I was a little kid,” he told Arsenal Player. “My two idols are Ryan Giggs and Thierry Henry so to come to the club where he was and had so much success at is something you can look up to and try to stamp your own print on the club.

“There’s definitely competition and I think once you come to a big club, there is always going to be competition.

“Unfortunately there are a couple of injuries at the moment but I think once everyone is fighting fit, everybody will want to be on the pitch scoring goals and that’s healthy competition for the squad.”