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USA star makes major Arsenal admission and reveals Thierry Henry influence before England clash

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Leeds and USA midfielder Tyler Adams has revealed that he was a huge Thierry Henry fan as a child and watched a lot of Arsenal games.

Adams featured for the U.S. Men’s National Team (USMNT) in their opening World Cup fixture against Wales as the match ended in a 1-1 draw following Gareth Bale’s late equaliser from the penalty spot. The Americans now face a huge test on Friday against Group B leaders England who enjoyed a brilliant start to the World Cup with a 6-2 win against Iran.

Arsenal star Bukayo Saka was the star of the show for the Three Lions as he scored twice in the brilliant opening win on Monday, November 21. The 21-year-old looks set to lineup against former Gunners youth teammate Yunus Musah who impressed for USMNT, whilst Adams has opened up on his own links to Arsenal.

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Adams will feature alongside Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic and Gunners goalkeeper Matt Turner on Friday as USA look to get one over the Three Lions. Speaking to the press ahead of the USA’s clash against England tomorrow, Adams said: “I grew up a huge Thierry Henry fan.

“I think partially because obviously he was great for New York Red Bulls, but also growing up I watched a lot of Arsenal games and I admired him, how he played the game.”

Adams featured in the 1-0 defeat against the Gunners at Elland Road earlier this season as Saka scored the only goal of the game. The Leeds star will be hoping he can be influential, as Henry was throughout his career, by helping USA pickup a crucial result as they aim to qualify from Group B.

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