Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori has confirmed that Thierry Henry is his footballing idol, and the youngster’s comments quickly made their way across social media.
The 21-year-old recently earned a deserved call-up to the England senior side after starring for Frank Lampard’s Blues this season.
Tomori, who worked under Lampard on loan at Derby County last season, confirmed that his father is a Gunners supporter before revealing the French forward was his idol after initially playing as a striker himself as a youngster.
His quotes were shared by Arsenal fan page @afcstuff, which allowed these Gunners supporters to share their views on the Englishman.
Twitter: @afcstuff He wants to say arsenal but knows Chelsea fans will cry the fact that a player didn’t grow up supporting their club (@Musab_Baig1)
Twitter: @afcstuff He so wants to say he’s an Arsenal fans. But settles for football fan (@iThinkin)
Twitter: @afcstuff Sign him. Better than any CB we currently have lol (@nik_boz)
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Let’s be honest, Tomori wasn’t just a ‘football fan’ growing up, he supported Arsenal.
It’s understandable that he didn’t want to confirm that while on the books at Stamford Bridge, and doing so would’ve probably resulted in a backlash from the Chelsea faithful.
No one can blame him for idolising Henry, and you never know, we could see him turn out for the Gunners one day.