I want to be top - Drog
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Didier Drogba believes he is close to being as good as Thierry Henry.Chelsea's in-form Didier Drogba believes he is close to being as good as Thierry Henry, who is regarded as being one of the world's finest strikers.
The 27-year-old has studied the France international's game over the years and has tried to recreate the striker's pace and finishing in front of goal.
Drogba, who has 10 Premiership goals this season to the Arsenal star's 25, thinks he is near to finalising his Henry impression.
"For a long time I studied the way Thierry Henry played and I tried to imitate him, but he always seemed to me to be on another planet compared to my game," explained Drogba.
"I've always believed players who are better than me should be a source of inspiration, not embarrassment.
"My dream is to copy Thierry's speciality of beating a player for pace then curling his shot along the ground and past the keeper.
"So far I've never quite managed to get my imitation just right. I'm getting close to being as brilliant as Thierry."
Meanwhile, Eidur Gudjohnsen is hoping The Blues can maintain their unbeaten home record against The Gunners on Wednesday, live on Sky Sports 1.
The Iceland international opened the scoring in last year's 2-1 reverse with goals from Patrick Vieira and Edu sending Claudio Ranieri's side to defeat.
"I scored and got sent off in that match, which we lost 2-1," said Gudjohnsen.
"We have moved on and are closing in on the title. We are hard to beat and will keep our form going."
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