Posted on Saturday, 30th July 2011 by Ernest Mvue
When I was about 14-years-old, I used to call Thierry Henry the ‘football dog’.
Now I know most of you are probably sitting their thinking that this is an insult towards the great man, but a saying is always derived from somewhere.
If you throw a bone full of meat towards a dog, rest assured it won’t touch the ground.
Well, I used to say pick out Henry whenever he was near the net and 9 times out of 10 you were guaranteed to be celebrating with family and friends.
The Ivory Coast international said that his decision to sign for The Gunners was partly influenced by his admiration for the Arsenal legend, claiming he wants to emulate the Frenchman.
‘My idol has always been Thierry Henry.’
Gervinho also highlighted The Gunners lack of silverware as something that could happen to any big club. Although, he pointed out that Arsenal need to win something soon:
‘I understand Arsenal’s struggles in recent seasons, it can happen to any big club but if we are to win, we must win now. I understand the English league is much harder and I must adapt, hopeful with the other players assistance I will do that quickly before the start of the season. I am ready to play anywhere upfront provided I help the team I play for. Hopefully the fans will love to watch me play and we will celebrate something together at the end of season.’
As the saying goes, actions speak louder than words. Let’s just hope that Gervinho turns out to be a success at Arsenal and maybe, just maybe, he could become the heir to Thierry Henry’s throne.
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