PSV Eindhoven star Cody Gakpo has admitted that he would like to one day play in the Premier League and named Arsenal as a team he often looks up to, with one club legend at the centre of his inspiration as a player.
The 22-year-old versatile forward has been in excellent form this season, bagged 17 goals and providing 15 assists in 38 appearances across all competitions.
His sensational display catching the eyes of many top European sides this season, with including Liverpool and AC Milan, but Arsenal appeared to be lead the race in completing the signing of talented winger.
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A recent report from Voetbal International states that Arsenal are in ‘pole position’ and currently leading the race to sign the highly-rated forward, with PSV said to be looking for a sum between £30 million and £42 million for his services.
Now, Gakpo has confirmed that he is a fan of Arsenal and that Thierry Henry was an idol for him growing up.
‘The Premier League is a big league. Virgil van Dijk plays there with Liverpool so I like to watch them,’ he said this week.
‘We are not the same kind of league but I think we try to look at the Prem and learn about it. Everybody wants to play one time in the Prem. I don’t favour one team but I like Arsenal a lot’.
‘I looked up to Henry when I was younger because he was a tall guy who played on the wing.’
Gakpo who can comfortably operate on either wing or through the middle in a central forward role, capable played as an attacking midfielder on one occasion.