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Arsenal legend Thierry Henry hails Chelsea signing of Manchester United target Pedro


Arsenal legend Thierry Henry was full of praise for Chelsea after they secured the services of Barcelona winger Pedro.

The Frenchman, who spent three years with the Spanish giants after leaving Arsenal in the summer of 2007, believes the Spaniard will give 100% for his new club and will adapt quickly to the pace of English football.

"The perfect team-mate, the perfect professional - he is that guy," Henry told Sky Sports.

"He pressures from the front, but he's also the player that any manager would love to have. You know what you're going to get with Pedro, always 100 per cent.

"The way he plays, the way he trains, he doesn't talk, he doesn't create any problem for you, he's a team player who had exactly what you would love to have as a team-mate, as a player, or if you're the boss.

"He can adapt to the English system, he won't have to learn, he will understand staying wide, putting pressure and all that type of thing from the front and the first time I saw him he was already on point.

"He knows the system so he looked like he was playing for us forever when he first played.

"I think he can be a success. It depends on how the team is going to gel, and how he has to adapt to the Premier League. But he is definitely a great team-mate to have, he's won everything in the game."

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