In form Championship star admits his dream is to play for Arsenal

Brentford forward star Ollie Watkins reveals Arsenal is his dream team.

Ollie Watkins has opened the door for a move to Arsenal in the future by claiming that it has always been his dream to play for the Gunners.

The Brentford attacker has been in the form of his life this season despite only being converted into a striker last summer because Neal Maupay left them to join Brighton.

He has scored 22 goals for the Bees this season as they chase promotion back to the Premier League.

His form has attracted the attention of several English top-flight sides, however, he would rather make a move to the Emirates and he also claimed that Thierry Henry is one of his sporting heroes.

“Yeah, the dream,” he said via Twitter. “That’s the dream to play for Arsenal one day. But, you know, it’s a long shot.”

“Thierry Henry is my sporting hero, I grew up watching him as I support Arsenal,” Watkins has previously said.

“I try to base my game on his, by driving at defenders and looking to make something happen when I get the ball.”

Mikel Arteta is making serious progress as but the next summer would be an important one for the Spaniard. Should he secure European football, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang may well want to remain at the Emirates. However, if Aubameyang does leave, Arteta may have to turn to another attacker like Watkins.


  1. I have been very impressed with Brentford and Watkins this season.Apart from Leeds, they are arguably the best footballing side in the Championship although they may not have the defensive quality to gain promotion. Watkins is an interesting player, who is basically an attacking midfielder who has been converted into a striker.Although he is not particularly quick,he has the habit of being in the right place at the right time and seems to find space in congested areas.In my opinion his greatest asset is his composure in finishing although he is very adept at linking play.Not unlike Lacazette really,or how Laca was before this season.If Arsenal are obliged to unload Auba and /or Laca he is certainly one to consider as he has the versatility to play up front or in a midfield role.I should imagine Brentford would be looking for at least 20m for him in today’s market.

  2. I’ve watched him a few times this season and he does look a decent player, id we we’re to land him, he would always give 100% as he’s an Arsenal boy at heart, would like to see us bring more English players in from lower leagues if they can cut it, would be interesting.

    Brentford chasing promotion ”back” to the premier league??

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