Thierry Henry singled out Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka for particular reward after the kids impressed in Arsenal’s 3-1 derby win over Tottenham on the weekend.
The midfield pair, who each got here by means of Arsenal’s academy system, have been in excellent kind at The Emirates as Mikel Arteta’s males ran riot in entrance of their house followers, particularly within the first half.
Smith Rowe fired the Gunners into the lead within the twelfth minute, with Saka offering the help. Smith Rowe then arrange Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for Arsenal’s second, earlier than Saka netted a 3rd within the thirty fourth minute to place the house aspect firmly answerable for the sport.
Son Heung-Min netted what ended up being a late comfort for the guests as Arsenal wrapped up a dominant victory and sealed their third win in a row within the Premier League.
Gunners legend Henry was delighted to see Arsenal’s youthful gamers step up to speed within the derby conflict and he reserved particular reward for Saka and Smith Rowe.
Speaking on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football, Henry stated: “Bukayo Saka and Smith Rowe. I believe the staff performed rather well and particularly within the first half.
“For me, these two having a purpose and help. Arsenal performed that recreation like a derby as they need to, I don’t suppose Tottenham did, particularly within the first half – however what a day.
“You need to see that extra usually, however for me the two youngsters, particularly for the academy and what it represents.
“It is contagious, we’d like that at Arsenal, we’d like these kind of performances and that’s the reason Mikel went for guys which have that DNA in them, as a result of they know what it’s to compete and win.”
Henry additionally insisted that he and Swedish billionaire Daniel Ek are “right here to remain” of their bid to finish a takeover of Arsenal.
The Gunners legend was pictured alongside Spotify chief Ek within the stands at The Emirates throughout Sunday’s derby victory.
The former France worldwide had joined ex-Gunners Dennis Bergkamp and Patrick Vieira together with Ek in a bid to strive purchase the membership from Stan Kroenke earlier this yr – however the proposal have been turned down by the present house owners.
Henry, nevertheless, has insisted that he and Ek are nonetheless hopeful of finishing a takeover additional down the road.
Henry stated: “To be capable of progress you want somebody to reply from the opposite aspect however nothing but.
“He [Ek] is right here to remain, so let’s see what will occur. For the second, we loved the win yesterday.”
Asked in the event that they is any dialogue in the intervening time, Henry replied: “Not in the intervening time.
“I believe it’s going to be lengthy. How lengthy? I don’t really know, however we’re right here to remain.”
Arsenal are again in Premier League motion on Saturday once they journey to tackle Brighton and Hove Albion within the prime flight.
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