Bayern Munich star lauds ‘amazing’ Arsenal figure in honest interview
Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has revealed one Arsenal hero that he really looked up to during a period that many deemed as the golden era under previous boss Arsene Wenger.
Almost two decades ago, the Gunners were racking up trophy after trophy and enjoyed a very successful period under the management of Arsene Wenger which then saw them famously win the title in the 2003/04 season without losing a single game.
Of course, it was during that time that Thierry Henry really gained prominence as one of the greatest players in the game, as he finished as the top scorer of the Premier League for several seasons.
Those exploits saw the Frenchman win many fans across the globe and it now looks as though Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski was one of his admirers.
According to the Poland international, Thierry Henry was a player whom he really looked up to and the prolific striker has revealed that the famous Arsenal legend was actually his idol as a kid.
“When I was six, I remember Roberto Baggio at the 1994 World Cup,” Lewandowski told BBC Radio 5 Live.
“When I was between 10 and 14, Alessandro Del Piero was the best player for me. Then my idol was Thierry Henry. He was amazing – it wasn’t just how he scored the goals but what he did for the team.
“When he was at Arsenal, I remember how easily he scored goals from different situations. He could score from the left side into the far corner with his right foot. It was so easy for him – I wanted to score a lot of goals too and I could learn from him.
“I wanted to be the same player like that, but to be Robert Lewandowski. I could take some aspects from one or two of the players and be like my idol.”
“I remember when I met Henry, I was like, “Wow, I met my childhood idol”. Now he wants my jersey and I think, “Amazing”. I believe that dreams come true.”