Arsenal reportedly want £40m-rated star who idolises Henry and Arteta must act - TBR View
Thierry Henry is named as an idol of Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham and he could soon be trying to emulate him at Arsenal.
The Gunners are linked with a £40 million move for the England man. Chelsea want to offload him permanently, although Arsenal would like to sign him on loan first. Negotiations between the clubs continue.
It seems as though Abraham would welcome a move to the Emirates Stadium. Not only would he get plenty of first-team football, but it’s also a club close to his heart.
Back in 2017 when Abraham was on loan at Bristol City, he was interviewed by the local paper. He was quizzed about his favourite club when he was growing up and offered a defiant stance.
He told the Bristol Post: “To be honest I was an Arsenal fan. When you’re young it’s a family thing.
“In terms of watching strikers. In this day and age, it’s difficult to watch too many strikers. Someone I looked up to though was Thierry Henry. His variations of finishing, his movement, the way he dribbles. He had a key impact on me.”
Arsenal could complete shrewd capture with Abraham
With Mikel Arteta typically opting to play Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang out wide, the Gunners do lack a focal point to their attack.
Alexandre Lacazette was the leading goalscorer last season, although he isn’t viewed as a long-term option and could leave this summer.
As a result, signing Abraham makes perfect sense from an Arsenal point of view – and they should look to get him permanently.
With the right service and a degree of confidence from his manager, Abraham has the potential to thrive.
At 23, the £82,000-a-week player could lead the Arsenal line for several years and this could prove to be a very decent deal if Arteta can pull it off.
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