Loftus-Cheek admits this Arsenal legend was his idol

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Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek has admitted he was a huge fan of Arsenal legend Thierry Henry.

He revealed his first football kit was an Arsenal kit due to his love for Henry.

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Asked about his first football kit, Loftus-Cheek told Chelsea’s official website: “It was actually an Arsenal kit when I was about six because I really liked Thierry Henry at the time.

“It was obviously very shortly after that I started with Chelsea at the academy.”

Loftus-Cheek joined Chelsea’s academy in 2004 at the age of eight and is now a important player in the first team.

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