Arsenal Legend Thiery Henry Speaks On Leicester City New Boy Kelechi Iheanacho

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Former Arsenal goal king Thierry Henry has hailed Leicester City signing of Nigerian forward Kelechi Iheanacho from Manchester City referring to him as an excellent signing.

Arsenal will take on Leicester City today in the opening game of the 2017/2018 English Premier League season, and Henry says he is eager to see the way the prolific Nigerian will fit into Leicester City’s model.

“It’s an amazing opportunity for him,” he said.

“I think back to Manuel Pellegrini’s time last season at Manchester City. He wasn’t the only one but he was the spark in the team, fighting everywhere, scoring goals, trying his hardest.

“So I think it’s a good buy for Leicester.

“It will be interesting to see how he interacts with Jamie Vardy. Is he going to do the job of Shinji Okazaki? Is Okazaki going to keep his place? Are they going to be more adventurous?

“I don’t know whether Craig Shakespeare will play a 4-4-1-1 or a proper 4-4-2, but it’s a good signing.

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“Whenever he had to do something at Manchester City, even when things were not great for the team, he delivered.

“People might say he had better players around him but let’s not forget that Leicester won the league two years ago. They have some good players too.”

Michael James