The Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny is amazed at the amount of energy that Thierry Henry uses even in training, and thinks that he runs around “like a 20 year-old”.
Considering that Henry is actually 34 and is said to have lost his speed that is a great compliment, and the French international defender believes that his countryman is getting a buzz from being back in the atmosphere of playing for Arsenal and can only help the whole team improve while he is there on loan.
“He is leading by example, we saw it on Monday night,” Koscielny told Arsenal’s official website.
“At training, he runs everywhere. It’s like he is 20 years old.
“It’s thanks to players like him that we all improve. He is one of the greatest players to have played football and the squad needs to look up to him in the next two months to improve.
“Maybe he has missed the atmosphere here, at the club and the stadium. We can see at training that he plays like if he was 20 and as if he had just broken into the first team.
“He wants to score, to help the team and to improve.”
Arsenal certainly need someone else scoring goals rather than Robin Van Persie. Hopefully Henry can inspire everyone to take more potshots on goal.