“Don’t Join Arsenal”: Football Legend Henry Explains Why Osimhen Should Explore Other Options

“Don’t Join Arsenal”: Football Legend Henry Explains Why Osimhen Should Explore Other Options

  • The Super Eagles forward and Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen, has been cautioned against joining the Arsenal football club
  • The words of wisdom came from Thierry Henry after he watched Osimhen save his team in the Champions League match between Napoli and Barcelona on Wednesday night
  • The Arsenal legend hailed Osimhen for his stellar performance at the just concluded AFCON tournament but maintained that he would "like to see more of that"

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Thierry Henry, Barcelona and Arsenal legend, has advised the Nigerian striker, Victor Osimhen, to reconsider his decision regarding his next career after leaving Napoli.

He tasked the Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen, to be more consistent in scoring but urged the forward not to join Arsenal if he eventually made the move to the English Premier League, The Punch reported.

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Thierry Henry advises Victor Osimhen of Napoli
Thierry Henry has sent an important message to Osimhen over his transfer options. Photo credit: Candice Ward/Getty Images, @brfootball
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The Frenchman gave this admonition after Osimhen's goal against Barcelona in Wednesday’s Champions League last-16 first-leg clash in Naples kept the Partenopei in the tie.

On Wednesday, February 21, the Nigerian striker salvaged a draw for Napoli in his first club appearance since December 2023.

The match ended at a 1-1 draw with his only attempt on goal in the encounter 15 minutes after Robert Lewandowski broke the deadlock.

Osimhen returned to his international football club, Napoli, following the just concluded AFCON 2023, where the Super Eagles came second.

Why Osimhen should not join Arsenal

The French U-21 coach challenged the 25-year-old to prove himself outside the Italian Serie A, where he won the Scudetto and the Capocannoniere.

Speaking with CBS Sports Golazo, Henry, a Champions League winner with Barcelona in 2009, urged the Nigerian forward to prove himself in other European leagues.

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“I’d like to see him now, what he can do in the Premier League or wherever he’s going or Paris Saint-Germain. Not Arsenal, I won’t go there.
“At the AFCON, we saw him, he can lead the line, run into the channels, and he has excellent hold-up play.
“How good can he be? He showed last year what he could do and won the African Player of The Year along the way, winning the Scudetto with Napoli and getting to the final with Nigeria,” Henry added.

Osimhen cautions Nigerians dragging Alex Iwobi

In an earlier report, Osimhen asked his fellow Nigerians to remain objective when criticising him and his colleagues following the negative comments and insults Alex Iwobi had been getting.

Among other Eagles who have spoken, Osimhen added that fans should understand that footballers were just humans like them.

He went on to say that the bad comments Iwobi had been getting online could affect him mentally and make him lose focus and form.

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Iwobi's uncle, Jay Jay Okocha, also addressed Nigerians over the issue.

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