02/11/2010 03:54:54
Song: How Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp greeted me at Arsenal
Arsenal midfielder Alex Song is becoming more and more a vital element in Arsene Wenger’s squad especially with his goals, twice on target in the Gunners’ last two Premier League games.
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The Cameroon International joined Arsenal on loan at the age of 17 after impressing with French football team Bastia and speaking to Arsenal TV Online he revealed what it was to join such an important Club in Europe and what his thoughts were when he stepped into the Arsenal dressing room for the first time.

The 23-year old revealed Thierry Henry was the first player to welcome him at the Club, followed by Dennis Bergkamp who spoke to him in English with Henry having to translate what the Dutchman said because at that time he couldn’t understand the English language well.

The midfielder concluded by saying how he immediately called all his friends and his family to tell them how special and unbelievable it was to be in the same dressing room with so many football legends as he aims to become one of them himself.

On his first day at Arsenal, Song said:

    The first thing that crossed my mind was that it was not real and in the end when I came here the first time I entered the dressing room and couldn’t believe me what I saw: Thierry [Henry], Dennis [Bergkamp], Robert [Pires].

    Thierry came to me and said ‘Hello, welcome to Arsenal’ and Dennis spoke to me in English but I couldn’t understand anything. Thierry [then] tried to translate what Dennis said.

    I was a 17-year old in the Arsenal dressing room, I couldn’t believe it.

    When I went back home I called all my friends to tell them I was in the same dressing room as Thierry, Dennis ... it was unbelievable, the best thing in my memory.

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