“He doesn’t panic” Henry singles out Arsenal star for praise

Former Arsenal man and club legend Thierry Henry has been impressed with the performances of Oleksandr Zinchenko since he moved to the club.

The Ukrainian joined the Gunners at the start of this season from Manchester City and has been one of the finest acquisitions by any club so far.

He teamed up with Kieran Tierney, who was already considered one of the best left-backs in the league, yet the Premier League winner broke into the team.

His arrival means Arsenal has two good left-backs, but he is also adept at playing in midfield and further up the pitch.

Henry is impressed by that and says via Prime Video:

“When you talk about Zinchenko, it’s not an easy one when you are a full-back and your coach is asking you to come and play as a holding midfielder.

“A lot of people panic. But he doesn’t panic. He knows how to recycle the ball. Stop the counter and play. He knows how to play that system, which is very important to Mikel (Arteta).

“He’s clever. He knows exactly what he needs to do. He knows when to do it – although he’s not starting tonight, he can share it, and he can talk to Tierney about it. ‘I am fine’, before the game and after the game, which is very important. But he knows how to play in this system.”

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Zinchenko has been a quality addition to our squad this season, and he has been in terrific form for us for much of his time on our books.

The full-back has won the EPL before, and that experience will help us get over the line this season. But more importantly, he must continue to show serious hunger and prove he has what it takes to deliver on our books.

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8 Comments

  1. Hope he gets fit and is starting again soon .
    Fits into our team like dream ,Tierney is solid but not in the same class as this guy .
    I saw fans blaming Gabriel for West Ham’s goal ,but Tierney was once again in no man’s land IMO .

  2. Its strange how the modern game is played, while I do consider Tierney a stronger defender than Zinchenko, we seems to have less chaos in defense when the Ukrainian is in the team

  3. They have their own strength and weaknesses and can be utilized based on the opponent.

    Let’s just be thankful we have two in the lb role that are solid.

  4. Not sure what I did now to be moderated, been actually having some decent conversation and even held my tongue when Jon called said, “Here is a perfect example of that unthinking dull wittedness!”

    1. Don’t feel bullied mate ,hold your own and stick to the rules .
      I hate to see posters on here that cannot give their opinion.

    2. I cant tell u nt to go, but dnt go bcos someone is trying to bully u, never accept anyone bullying u. I hav had my share, a writter even excluded me from predictions, bcos I shared my opinion of his article like everyone else. Since I dnt get paid predicting, I quickly move on.

      Admin need to understand that most people come here bcos of the comment section, sharing opinions with family of gunners, even if we disagree dats d fun of it.

      Only few come here to get their football news, bcos JA is always late in reporting news. Sometimes I see news reported here 3 days after I read it, but we still jump on d comments section and share our opinions. Pls admin take it easy

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