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Eric Cantona Inspired My Move To The Premier League – Arsenal Legend, Thierry Henry
Eric Cantona Inspired My Move To The Premier League – Arsenal Legend, Thierry Henry

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Arsenal icon Thierry Henry has disclosed that Manchester United legend Eric Cantona was the brain behind his move to the Premier League.

Henry signed for Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal from Juventus, and the Premier League Hall of Famer admits Eric Cantona was part of the reason he moved to England.

The ex-Gunners striker and former Newcastle and Blackburn Rovers striker Alan Shearer are the first two players to receive induction into the newly formed Hall of Fame.

“He was very French wasn’t he? The collar up, his goals, his attitude, the way he scored goals – it was like “yeah I’ve scored them, so what”?” Henry said during an appearance on Sky Sports.

“For us (in France), it was the beginning of everything. I’m not saying we didn’t know much about the PL, but it wasn’t well televised.

“When he went there, we started to think ‘wow, what a league’. Fans, atmosphere, Cantona.

“A French guy that goes and plays for Manchester United and your nickname is The King, when you know the history of the club? I was like, “wow, I want some of that”.”

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