‘This guy has no limit!’ – Thierry Henry stunned by Champions League wonderkid who Arsenal wanted to sign
'He has been magnificent...'
The 17-year-old midfielder massively impressed in PSG’s 3-0 Champions League win over AC Milan on Wednesday and was arguably the best player on the pitch as he registered two assists.
Arsenal were interested in a move for Zaire-Emery in the most recent January transfer window but were unable to land the young Frenchman.
Gunners legend Henry, currently manager of the France U21 team, knows Zaire-Emery well and has hailed his performances in the Champions League this season, insisting that the PSG star ‘has no limit’ to what he can achieve in the sport.
‘The way Warren Zaire-Emery is playing, it is just normal to run the show [for a] 17-year-old,’ Henry said on punditry duties for CBS Sports.
‘He was the only one who held his own [against Newcastle] at St James’ Park [on October 4]. He has been magnificent at the moment.
‘Sky is the limit. I have never seen a player that young being so mature. This guy has no limit, for me.’
Meanwhile, Henry admits he got ‘a little bit scared’ by David Raya’s goalkeeping in the closing stages of Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Sevilla in the Champions League on Tuesday evening.
Raya’s shaky performances have come under scrutiny ever since Mikel Arteta installed the on-loan Brentford goalkeeper as his first choice ahead of Aaron Ramsdale last month.
Despite receiving criticism after his mistakes in the 2-2 draw with Chelsea, Raya kept his place for Arsenal’s trip to Sevilla but showed signs of nerves in injury time when he attempted to punch clear Juanlu Sanchez’s cross but got it wrong and the ball span narrowly over his own goal.