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Arsenal legend Henry: Chelsea and Conte can be great for Barkley

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry believes Ross Barkley can fulfill his potential at Chelsea.

His move from Everton has divided opinion but former Arsenal striker Henry is confident Barkley well be a success.

"At Chelsea he is not going to be the man," he told Sky Sports.

"He took the number of a Chelsea legend in Frank Lampard, so that is a good start. But can he do what he did? I think he has the quality to do that."

The ex-France international also believes Chelsea boss Antonio Conte will get the best out of him.

"I think with a good coach to teach him he will reach another level. If there is a coach to make Barkley better it is Antonio Conte. He did it with Marcos Alonso, he did it with Victor Moses.

"He will find a solution for him whatever solution. I am backing Barkley to do well and I repeat that coach (Conte) will find him the right position."

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