Arsenal Rising Star Olayinka Looks Up To Thierry Henry; Chelsea Winger Best Player He's Faced
Published: July 08, 2020
Arsenal Rising Star Olayinka Looks Up To Thierry Henry; Chelsea Winger Best Player He's Faced
Speaking to the Arsenal Matchday Programme before the visit of Leicester City to the Emirates Stadium, Nigerian midfielder James Olayinka has revealed that Thierry Henry was the first footballer he looked up to and picked Joe Willock as the first-team player he looks up to most.

Olayinka spent the second half of the 2019-2020 season on loan at League Two club Northampton Town and helped the Cobblers gain promotion to the League One via the play-offs, featuring in the semifinals against Cheltenham Town and came off the bench in the showpiece vs Exeter City.

The 2000-born player trained with Arsenal's first team during pre-season and was on the bench when they faced Standard Liege in the group stage of the Europa League back in December.

He answered a variety of questions about his career as he gave a lowdown about himself and the Arsenal academy :

First footballer I looked up : Thierry Henry

Team I supported growing up : Arsenal

Biggest influence : Dad

Best footballer I've faced : Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea)

The first team player I look up to most : Joe Willock

Funniest : Flo Balogun

Best Goal I've scored : My goal against Colorado in pre-season tour in America last year

Favourite footballer of all time : Kevin de Bruyne

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Photo Credit : arsenal.com

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