England new boy Eddie Nketiah motivated by magnificent Thierry Henry
Eddie Nketiah hailed the magnificent Thierry Henry for helping him become an Arsenal striker worthy of earning a senior England call-up.
The 24-year-old, who is Englands most prolific Under-21 goalscorer, was included in Gareth Southgates squad for the first time for the upcoming games against Ukraine and Scotland.
Nketiah made his Arsenal debut six years ago and last turned out for England Under-21s in 2021.
He has scored 34 goals in 136 games for the Gunners, starting with a memorable home debut off the bench against Norwich scoring a brace to secure victory in an EFL Cup tie.
Despite bursting onto the scene, Nketiahs options were limited to the lesser cup competitions and a disappointing loan spell at Leeds in the Sky Bet Championship was seen as another setback.
But, during his younger years at Arsenal whom he joined having been released by Chelsea at the age of 14 he was able to pick the brains of the clubs all-time record goalscorer and former captain.