Nigerian striker Henry Onyekuru has revealed that FA Cup winners Arsenal have made an offer with the aim of getting him to the Emirates ahead of next season.

The 19-year-old scored 24 goals for Belgian side KAS Eupen last season, garnering a fair bit of attention from various other outfits. Last week, reports claimed that the Gunners had reached a deal to sign the forward, but the club denied any knowledge of the transfer.

Yet speaking to the Nigerian Football Federation, Onyekuru declared that a dream move to Arsenal could be on the cards, with the Londoners having made an offer for his services.

“Thierry Henry has always been my idol since I was a kid,” he said.

“I love watching him play, watching Arsenal and going to YouTube to watch most of his games.


“I remember saying if I had to move to the Premier League I want to be like Thierry Henry, so it’s like a dream come true and I’m looking towards it at the moment.

“It’s a good feeling for a club like Arsenal come to make an offer for me, this is due to my hard work in training and games. It’s a good feeling.

“I am waiting and working towards it and we’ll see how it goes after the [Nigeria] qualifiers.”

Arsenal recently agreed a fresh deal with manager Arsene Wenger in a move that really upset fans. But if the Frenchman can deliver a few quality signings this summer, all may be forgiven.