Arsenal starlet Sanchez Watt reveals Henry influence

Sanchez Watt says he's modelling his career on Arsenal legend Thierry Henry.

Sanchez Watt says he's modelling his career on Arsenal legend Thierry Henry.

The 18 year-old striker struck in last night's Carling Cup win over West Brom and said: "There are a lot of players here I watched like Thierry Henry, Emmanuel Adebayor, Robin van Persie and Andrey Arshavin.

"I was here when Thierry was here. I didn't get to play with him but I still asked him questions off the pitch when he was free.

"I was about 14 when I spoke to him but it was about my career and not many people get that chance.

"He said: 'Be calm in front of goal and when the ball is moving, you don't have to keep making long runs. Make it short and sharp and just take it from there'.

"I wasn't nervous because when we were growing up, our manager told us you can ask them questions. If a youngster asks me questions, I see it as a good thing and that I am doing well."

 
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