Next Thierry Henry: Arsenal fans react on Twitter to young goal machine
By Harvey Byrne
Arsenal fans took to Twitter to laud young star Eddie Nketiah as “the next Thierry Henry” after he continued his impressive form in front of goal in the new campaign.
The striker bagged two goals for the club’s Under-19’s during a UEFA Youth League clash against Bulgarian outfit Ludogrets in a 3-0 victory.
The two goals marked his eighth and ninth goals in nine starts for the Gunners youth side in what has been a successful campaign for the 17-year-old.
Arsenal fans took to social media following his impressive performance, and one fan compared him to Gunners hero Henry.
Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
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Baller Next Henry this lad
— Jakob (@HorsemanZiik) October 19, 2016
Definitely a future star! Best of luck to him! Keep it up Eddie⚽️️????????
— Arsenal's Voice????⚪️ (@ArsenalsVoice) October 19, 2016
— Dan Downey (@DanDowney7) October 19, 2016
unreal. Always knew he had good potensial. @AndyAndya873 u remember?
— WENGER OUT (@Ozilaccuracy) October 19, 2016
Future ARSENAL star in the making…????⚪️
— Mrs Giroud ❤️ (@TaZRahman7) October 19, 2016
hope he does like Alex Iwobi sooner #COYG
— Since 1886 (@Arsenal_Nepal) October 19, 2016
Henry joined Arsenal as a 22-year-old in 1999 from Italian giants Juventus.
He established himself as a legend at the club and also one of the Premier League greats and any Gunners player would be fortunate to get compared to the former France international.
The north London club have not won the Premier League since 2004, when Henry topped the scoring charts with 30 goals in 37 appearances.
However, they are currently joint top of the league with Manchester City after eight matches and they will be hoping to break the 12-year wait for a league title.
After the senior side face Ludogrets themselves in the Champions League on Wednesday evening, they will host a struggling Middlesbrough team at the Emirates Stadium.