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Thierry Henry tells £100m star to leave current club amid Arsenal interest

Thierry Henry has expressed his desire to see Arsenal summer target replicate his goalscoring form away from his current club next season

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In the aftermath of the disappointing Arsenal defeat in Portugal, club legend Thierry Henry has turned the spotlight on the future of long-linked striker target Victor Osimhen. 

The former Arsenal striker expressed his disappointment at the late setback suffered by Mikel Arteta’s team against Porto.

Despite a lackluster performance by the team on Wednesday, hopes were high for a comeback until Galeno’s last-minute goal, leaving Arsenal with a deficit to overcome in the return fixture. The North London team struggled to pose a goal threat, failing to register a single shot on target in the match against Porto.

Henry, providing Champions League coverage for CBS Sports, seized the opportunity to discuss the plans for Napoli striker Victor Osimhen. The Nigerian forward, who has frequently been linked with a move to Arsenal, was superb for Napoli in a 1-1 draw against Barcelona, scoring the home side’s goal.

Arsenal target Victor Osimhen

Thierry Henry says he wants to see Victor Osimhen challenge himself in a different league (Image Credit: Getty Images)

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Having observed Osimhen’s performance, Henry sees the need for the £100 million-rated striker to explore new challenges, hinting at a possible move to the Premier League, possibly with Arsenal. 

Henry remarked, “How can he be? He showed last year what he could do. He won African player of the year along the way. I would like to see him now, what can you do in the Prem?

“Wherever you are going to go. PSG or the Prem. I want to see him doing it year in, year out.”

While Osimhen’s goal against Barcelona showcased his abilities, Henry’s comments suggest a desire to see the striker prove his consistency in a different league, potentially aligning with the aspirations of Arsenal. Despite last night’s defeat, it remains to be seen whether Mikel Arteta’s immediate concerns revolve around securing a new striker, given the overall tactical challenges faced against Porto.

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