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Chelsea midfielder Loftus-Cheek hints growing up a Gooner

Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek has hinted growing up a Gooner.

Loftus-Cheek has admitted he grew up idolising Thierry Henry and picked out an Arsenal shirt as his first ever jersey.

The midfielder, a product of Chelsea's academy, received his first football shirt as a six-year-old and chose the Gunners strip because of his admiration of the French legend, before joining the Blues two years later.

"It was actually an Arsenal kit when I was about six because I really liked Thierry Henry at the time," he told Chelsea's official website.

"It was obviously very shortly after that I started with Chelsea at the academy."

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