The legendary Frenchman is arguably our greatest player of all time. He is an inspiration to many of our youngsters, including Saka and Smith Rowe, both of whom probably grew up watching him.
Henry spoke about Arsenal’s DNA in the Amazon documentary, and our former skipper boldly claimed that he can relate and identify himself with this team through Saka and Smith Rowe.
What Thierry Henry said about Arsenal stars Saka and Smith Rowe
Henry said, as quoted by Football London: “People are talking about restoring the Arsenal DNA and the Arsenal DNA is to win or to compete to win, I’m talking about the attitude and the mentality, you should run, walk, breath, think, eat, sleep top four.
“Also, Arsenal does represent the most for me, not just the stuff that we managed to win as a team but what it does represent in the community. Always the club of the people, the streets. Arsenal was one of the first teams to have black players so indeed represent the mass of the UK and how London.
“And I hope the people of the club know who they’re playing for and where I can relate and identify myself with this team is with Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe because I can see on their forehead that it is written Arsenal Football Club.
“I can see how they talk, see how they run, see how they battle even when they miss something they score, they don’t score, I can see it is written Arsenal. Football. Club.”
The Insider’s View:
Henry is spot on.
Saka and Smith Rowe are Arsenal through and through. They’ve been at the club since they were kids, and they know what it means to represent us week in, week out.
Luckily for us, the two fantastic Englishman aren’t the only ones. The documentary shows how much every single player cares about the club, as does Mikel Arteta, who is really building something special at the Emirates.
The next three episodes of All or Nothing: Arsenal will drop on the 10th of this month, and we can’t wait!