Thierry Henry claims that coaching Eddie Nketiah at Arsenal was ‘a pleasure’ and that the 18-year-old is so skilled, he’ll be scoring goals when he’s 60.
Henry was full of praise for Eddie in his column for the S*n this weekend.
The former Gunner spoke about his time coaching the 18-year-old and reckons the ex-Chelsea striker will have a long, successful career… to say the least.
“I worked with him when I was with the under-18s and I was delighted to see him grab two goals — delighted but not surprised,” wrote the pundit.
“He is a great kid and was a pleasure to work with. He was always on time, listened hard and was a good worker, willing to learn and improve.
“He will always score goals, even when he’s 60. He is just a killer in the box, as he showed against Norwich.”
Eddie hit the headlines last week after saving Arsenal’s skin in the League Cup against Norwich on Tuesday.
Arsene Wenger brought the young striker on with just five minutes of regular time left on the clock. The Canaries were 1-0 up and looking as if they were on their way to a shock win.
With his first touch of the game, Eddie brought the score level, and within minutes of extra time he netted his second. The teenager breathed new life into the side and single-handedly turned the game around.
The striker, who hailed Henry’s influence post-match, worked with the legend while he was coaching the young attacking players at London Colney. Even though the Sky Sports pundit left Arsenal in favour of his career in presenting, it’s good to see his presence had a positive impact on the players.
Eddie has also scored three goals and provided two assists for the reserves in Premier League 2 this season.