Newcastle star Sissoko grew up idolising Arsenal stars

Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko admits he grew up idolising Arsenal. Sissoko says he was inspired by Arsenal's French stars.

Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko admits he grew up idolising Arsenal.

Sissoko says he was inspired by Arsenal's French stars.

"When I was small, I was inspired by the Arsenal team with all the French: Pires, Wiltord, Henry, Vieira ... I must have been ten or eleven years old," recalled the France international.

"This team was a dream. They earned it. I loved Thierry Henry - and Patrick Vieira especially because he played the same position as me. In the middle, he was the boss."

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