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Iwobi will be better than Payet soon – Thierry Henry

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Arsenal Legend, Thierry Henry has insisted that the team don’t need West Ham’s Dmitri Payet as Nigeria’s Alex Iwobi has the potentials to be like the Frenchman in a not too distant future.

Payet has refused to lace his boot for West Ham in his bid to force a move to Marseille but there are reports that Arsenal could step in and snatch the 29 year old who joined West Ham 18 months ago.

Manager Arsene Wenger has already turned down the claim.

Henry who works as pundit for Sky Sports says his former boss is right when he said Arsenal are in no need for a player like Payet, citing Iwobi as one player who could play at same level like Payet if given time.

Henry said on Sky Sports, “I don’t think Arsenal need a player like Payet at the moment.

“They have Iwobi who could be like Payet in few years time, he has been good for Arsenal playing through the middle.

“Iwobi needs games to fulfill his potentials and signing a player like Payet could limit his playing time, and it could spell doom for his development.”


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