Thierry Henry, a man who knows a thing or two about scoring goals in red and white, has backed new boy Gervinho to add some sparkle to Arsenal this season.
In a press conference ahead of this weekend’s Emirates Cup Arsenal’s all-time record goalscorer said, “He is a good player. I have known about him for a very long time.
“He is skilful, versatile and you will see that in one-on-one situations. He is going to kill a lot of defenders in this league. Gervinho is fast, has great vision and everything to succeed at Arsenal.
He is an Arsenal player and Arsene doesn’t buy players who won’t fit in his team. The fans will be excited by him. He can light up a stadium. He can play anywhere.”
Personally I find myself encouraged by Henry’s belief that the Ivorian can kill defenders, and naturally I hope he starts with John Terry. I will, however, accept the deaths of Rio Ferdinand, Ryan Shawcross or William Gallas until he works his way to the big one.
Henry also spoke of his enjoyment of life in the MLS and said he’d like to return to the Arsenal one day once his playing days are over.
“I would like to. It’s a big thing. I would love to be part of the club one day, but it’s not up to me. Right now, I think they are in the right hands and we know that”.
Arsenal play New York Red Bulls on Sunday afternoon at 4.20.