Henry backs van Persie to become Arsenal great

Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry believes that Robin van Persie can become one of the best players in the club’s history, The Daily Mirror reports.

Henry was in North London for the unveiling of his statue commemorating the 125th year anniversary of the football club. The Frenchman currently plays for MLS side New York Red Bulls, but is the top goalscorer for the Gunners and saw his achievements immortalised in bronze outside the ground today. Van Persie played with Henry towards the end of the Frenchman’s spell at Arsenal and Henry believes that the Dutchman can become one of the greats. Van Persie has replaced Henry as Arsenal’s match winner and has scored 32 goals in 2011.

He is only two goals away from equalling Henry’s record of 34 in one calendar year. Henry himself is pleased with Van Persie’s progress and believes that his current goalscoring feats are on par with Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi.

‘What can I say about Robin? I saw him come in here and at the very beginning he wasn’t the easiest guy to deal with, like I wasn’t I guess. It’s nice to see a player improve. What Van Persie is doing now, in terms of, not just goals, but ratio of goals, apart from Ronaldo and Messi it is ridiculous’, Henry said.

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