By Joe Brewin

Ryo has hailed his “priceless” opportunity to train with Thierry Henry.

Henry has been back at London Colney since the middle of November and signed a short-term loan deal from New York Red Bulls two weeks ago.

The record goalscorer was a childhood favourite of Ryo and the Japanese youngster is delighted to be playing alongside his role model.

“It is a little strange,” he told “He was one of the players I really looked up to [when I was younger]. It's a priceless experience to play and train alongside him.

“Every minute detail in the way he plays is quality. You look at everything he does and he's an example to behold.

“I try to watch players like Henry in training and watch what they do. He's the player I want to be like.”

Look out for a video feature with Ryo on Arsenal Player soon.

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27 Jan 2012