KAS Eupen winger Henry Onyekuru says he has ambitions to play for Arsenal in the future.
The 19-year-old is currently starring in Belgium’s top division, the Jupiler Pro League, and has scored eight goals and provided six assists in 20 league matches so far this season.
Leicester City are on the verge of signing Wilfred Ndidi from Racing Genk. A fellow Nigerian, Onyekuru told Belgian publication Het Nieuwsblad that he would like to emulate his countryman by moving to England:
‘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.’
He also revealed that his idol was Thierry Henry and that he would love to follow in the Arsenal legend’s footsteps:
‘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.’
The winger is believed to already have offers from a number of European clubs including CSKA Moscow, Hoffenheim, RB Leipzig and Fenerbahce. He is no doubt a highly exciting young player but at this point it looks likely he will be snapped up by another team in the January transfer window.