Thierry Henry: This Tottenham 25-year-old embarrassed Arsenal star last weekend
By Harvey Byrne
Arsenal great Thierry Henry has claimed that Tottenham ace Victor Wanyama embarrassed current star Aaron Ramsey last weekend.
The two north London rivals met at White Hart Lane last Sunday afternoon for the last clash between the clubs at the iconic ground.
The match did however result in a simple victory for Spurs with two goals from attacking stars Harry Kane and Dele Alli.
Summer signing Wanyama ended up playing the whole 90 minutes of the encounter, marshalling the centre of the park and he played a huge part in helping Tottenham to a clean sheet.
Gunners hero Henry also noticed the performance of the Kenya international and he was full of praise for the 25-year-old, claiming he was his man of the match in a solid performance.
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“It’s actually embarrassing for Aaron Ramsey there, but the man (Wanyama) is just too powerful there,” started Henry looking at a clip of Wanyama from last weekend on Sky Sports 1 during their pre-match coverage of the Friday evening West Ham clash.
“It could have happened to anyone I guess at that time.”
Henry then went on to compare the combative midfielder to Gunners legend Patrick Vieira: “I can respect a player who plays like that. He reminded me of Patrick Vieira. That’s what Patrick Vieira used to do. Gets the ball back, tried to see what he could do with it. Looking at the movement of (Harry) Kane. Doesn’t have a problem. Outside of his right boot, there you go have fun with it.
“Harry Kane miss controls the ball, but if not it would have been even more trouble for Arsenal at the time.
“Patrick at times could play alone in the middle and against Arsenal I thought he was man of the match. What strikes me is when I see his interview he seems like he was about to chase the ball all day. He didn’t smile once and he seems like a guy and that’s frightening for Arsenal, but hey well done Tottenham.”
Wanyama rejoined Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham in the summer for an £11million fee from Premier League rivals Southampton.
He has been an ever-present in the Spurs team since joining and on Friday he played in his 33rd league match for the club during their defeat against West Ham.
The north London side are now sat four points off top of the league Chelsea, who are set to host Middlesbrough at Stamford Bridge on Monday evening.
In other Tottenham news, fans reacted to Kyle Walker’s return to the line-up on Friday evening.