Jack Aitchison: Celtic coach trying to make me play like this PL legend
By James Black
Celtic youngster Jack Aitchison believes coach Kolo Toure can help him emulate his former Arsenal team-mate and Premier League legend Thierry Henry.
Toure returned to Celtic in a coaching role recently after hanging his boots up following a single season at Parkhead as a player.
The former Ivory Coast international played alongside Arsenal legends like Henry and Robert Pires during a seven-year Gunner career.
Aitchison became Celtic’s youngest ever player and goalscorer when he scored on his debut in May 2016.
The 17-year-old is a self-confessed Arsenal fan and has been asking Toure about his Invincible team-mates at Highbury as he tries to break into Brendan Rodgers’ Invincible Hoops side.
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“I speak to a lot of the first-team players but Kolo is probably the biggest help,” Aitchison said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun website.
“He trained with Thierry Henry so he’s been trying to tell me what he used to do and the movements he’d make.
“I’m actually an Arsenal fan. My dad is too. I’ve watched Henry on the internet and YouTube to see how he played.
“He was unbelievable. I wouldn’t mind following in his footsteps with the way he played and the way he scored goals.
“To do that I know I will have to work really hard. But if you’re learning from guys like Kolo it can only be beneficial.
Aitchison has made three appearances for Celtic’s first-team since his debut.
Former Arsenal striker Henry joined the Gunners from Juventus for £11million in 1999 and went on to become Arsenal’s all-time record goalscorer.
The Frenchman scored 226 times in 369 games for Arsenal before joining Barcelona in 2007.
The Glasgow giants currently sit top of the Scottish Premiership – level on points with Aberdeen – and are on a 58-game unbeaten domestic run.
The Hoops return to action after the international break on October 14th when they face Dundee.
In other Celtic news, Alan Brazil has said what will happen if the Bhoys and Rangers joined the English leagues.