Outdated quotes present Arsenal switch goal grew up idolising Gunners legend - Football Roof

Outdated quotes present Arsenal switch goal grew up idolising Gunners legend

Arsenal switch goal Raphinha seemingly has a lifelong affection for the Gunners, and membership legend Thierry Henry specifically.

The Brazil worldwide, presently on the books at Leeds United, is being strongly linked with Arsenal in the mean time by the Times and others, and there’s little question he has what it takes to be a superb match on the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal want an improve on Nicolas Pepe in that wide-forward function, and Raphinha’s kind in his time within the Premier League absolutely exhibits he’d be superb to breathe new life into Mikel Arteta’s assault.

It stays to be seen if a deal will be performed, with the Instances additionally linking Tottenham and Barcelona with the 25-year-old, but it surely appears there could also be an outdated reference to Arsenal that might affect the participant’s choice.

Raphinha celebrates a purpose for Leeds

In a chunk for the Gamers’ Tribune final 12 months, Raphinha spoke about rising up watching Arsenal legend Henry, and appeared to trace that it made him need to play for the Gunners.

“I’d be watching the Prem with my dad on the free-to-air channels. Henry was flying, man. The runs, the finishes, it was loopy,” Raphinha stated.

“I additionally keep in mind that the stadiums had been all the time full. The songs, the shouts. The noise. I can’t keep in mind the main points, however I used to be in all probability sitting in a run-down bar someplace in Restinga once I made the vow. Someday I’m going to play there.”