Midfielder outlines ambitious Arsenal plans to emulate Thierry Henry

The Arsenal midfielder is determined to emulate Thierry Henry at the north London club

Mohamed Elneny has underlined his desire to become an Arsenal legend like Thierry Henry.

The Egypt international has just celebrated the first anniversary of his move to the north London club in a £5m deal from Swiss champions Basel in the 2016 January transfer window.

Elneny made a promising start to his Arsenal career after the midfielder scored his first Gunners goal in a 3-1 loss to Barcelona in the Champions League last 16 last term.

The African midfielder hasn’t scored another goal despite racking up 35 appearances in Arsene Wenger’s first-team since his switch to the Premier League last year.

Elneny is facing increased competition for a starting spot from Switzerland international Granit Xhaka after the defensive midfielder moved to Arsenal in a £33m deal in the summer.

However, the Arsenal midfielder is confident that he can established himself as one of the great players for the north London club like Henry.

“I want to be a legend at this club,” Elneny is quoted as saying by Daily Mail.

“Like Thierry Henry. I mean, obviously not exactly like him. I have my own personality, my own character.

“I want to be different to anyone that’s gone before.

“But since I got here, I’ve always had that in mind. I wanted to become an Arsenal legend.”

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Arsenal are in second place in the Premier League table and 10 points adrift of leaders Chelsea.

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