Carlos Vela admits The Last Dance reminded him of Arsenal legend Thierry Henry

Former Arsenal ace Carlos Vela has spoke about how The Last Dance reminded him of Gunners legend Thierry Henry.

Netflix hit The Last Dance focuses on Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls’ success through the Nineties in the NBA.

Jordan was the star of the Bulls and his will to win is evident in the ten-part series, which has earned rave reviews around the world.

And Vela, who spent time at Arsenal while Henry was at the club, has opened up on the similarities between Jordan and the French striker.

“Thierry Henry was a really hard guy,” he said. “He tried every day to be the best and he pushed the young guys to work more, to be professional, to try to bring everything to every training.

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“He would say, ‘if you train hard, you can play hard’. Thierry Henry was an inspiration to me and you can see the career he had. I’m proud to have said I can play with him. He’s a good leader.

“I wasn’t surprised. You are not there to see it day by day, but when you see what Michael Jordan did, you feel something special, something different than the rest.

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“I feel like I have a lot of things to learn from Michael Jordan to try and be the best. I take it as motivation.

“Maybe I have to be more hard, do more things to help my teammates to be better so we can win more championships.”

Henry is currently in charge of Montreal Impact and admitted he had watched the series, saying: “What I saw is a champion is a special person that people, if you’re not at the level of the guy, you cannot understand what’s in the head of the guy. Genius is very difficult to understand.

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