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Henry: I would have loved Ozil link-up

ESPN staff
December 12, 2013
Thierry Henry recently trained with the Arsenal first team © Getty Images

Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry has revealed he would have loved to have played alongside the club's record signing Mesut Ozil.

Ozil signed for the North London club from Real Madrid for a fee of £42.5 million last summer, and has already made his mark at the Gunners with an array of impressive performances.

However, Henry - who is Arsenal's all-time record goalscorer - believes he would have relished lining up alongside the Germany international.

"I would have loved to have played with him, he reminds me of Robert Pires," Henry told Sky Sports. "He will share the ball. He can find a guy who is quick, a target striker. He can play any type of ball.

"He has the thing you want from a midfielder. He has time. It seems like he is playing on his own in his garden. He brought that composure on the ball that you need. I think he brought that to Arsenal football club. Him coming with his name. You have got to back it up. He did back it up."

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