Young Frenchman Pierre Barremaecker has stated his dream to follow in Laurent Koscielny, Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira’s footsteps and play for Arsenal, but does that dream end when Wenger leaves?
There is much expectation that the French manager will leave his role in the coming years, with a number of fans turning on him in recent seasons, and there is much talk about who could follow him as boss.
Despite our side struggling to challenge for top honours in recent years, and with the ongoing speculation, players still dream of playing for our club, well French players certainly do.
Young defender Barremaecker has admitted his dream to play at the Emirates, although he is currently some way off his chance of making it into our plans, with him currently struggling to break in his Ligue 1 side’s first-team.
The 21 year-old said: “My models are Koscielny and Thiago Silva, for his leader mentality. Other than that, I dream of playing in the Premier League and to wear Arsenal’s shirt, because when I started to watch football, Vieira, Henry and Bergkamp were there.
“If I could one day wear the France shirt, that would really be a magical moment in my career.”
Will Wenger’s exit deter players from wanting to join Arsenal? Will French players that grew up watching Henry and Vieira always dream of North London?