Nigeria starlet Onyekuru dreaming of Arsenal move
The teenage winger has impressed in Belgium this season and hopes to one day follow in the footsteps of his idol Thierry Henry by joining the Gunners.
Highly-rated Nigerian youngster Henry Onyekuru has revealed that he has hopes of one day playing for Arsenal.
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The teenage winger has ten goals and six assists in 22 appearances for Belgian side KAS Eupen this season, and admits he’s attracted by the prospect of playing in both the Premier League and Champions League.
And he revealead he has been inspired by Genk midfielder Wilfred Ndidi, with his compatriot reportedly close to joining Premier League champions Leicester City next month.
“I believe I have the level to one day play in the Champions League”, Onyekuru told Het Niewusblad.
“I look at what happened to Wilfred Ndidi. We come from the same region in Nigeria and meet up regularly. His transfer to Leicester is an example for me. The Premier League is my dream league, although I would rather go to Arsenal.”
A skilful wideman who only arrived in Belgium from Aspire Senegal in 2015, Onyekuru also revealed that his footballing idol is Gunners record goalscorer Thierry Henry, a player whom he has drawn inspiration from since a young age.
“Football was my relaxation after school. With my friends, we watched the Premier League every weekend.
!I’m a huge Arsenal fan, Thierry Henry is my idol. Now I’m a professional footballer, I try to copy him as much as possible.
“I look back to the games I saw as a boy, but I also regularly watch videos on YouTube to see how he did certain things.”