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​Arsenal hero Henry reveals ex-Man Utd star Cantona inspired Prem move

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has revealed that Manchester United legend Eric Cantona was the reason he moved to the Premier League.

Henry left Juventus to sign for Arsene Wenger's Arsenal, and the Premier League Hall of Fame star admits Cantona was part of the reason he transferred to England.

The ex-Gunners striker and former Newcastle and Blackburn Rovers striker Alan Shearer are the first two players to receive induction into the newly formed Hall of Fame.

"He was very French wasn't he? The collar up, his goals, his attitude, the way he scored goals - it was like "yeah I've scored them, so what"?" Henry said during an appearance on Sky Sports.

"For us (in France), it was the beginning of everything. I'm not saying we didn't know much about the PL, but it wasn't well televised.

"When he went there, we started to think 'wow, what a league'. Fans, atmosphere, Cantona.

"A French guy that goes and plays for Manchester United and your nickname is The King, when you know the history of the club? I was like, "wow, I want some of that"."


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