Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has revealed he warned Romelu Lukaku against joining Chelsea in 2021.

The 29-year-old experienced a fast start on his return to Stamford Bridge, scoring four goals in his first four appearances.

During the interview, the Belgian admitted to his love for Inter Milan, whilst criticising Tuchel’s tactics.

Henry warned Lukaku against joining Chelsea

However, Henry, who worked with Lukaku in Belgium’s national team, knew he would “find it difficult” at the west London club.

Henry told CBS Sports: “We had a discussion when he went to Chelsea.

“I told him he’s going to find it difficult to play at Chelsea and that happened to be the case because of the way Tuchel liked to play.

“Pressing, the No.9 and winger have to change, Rom likes to stay where he is, feed him, play him early, he will try to bully you, turn, stay in the box, crosses, he’s a different type of No.9 to what Tuchel wanted.

Henry also hinted that Lukaku would struggle within Graham Potter’s side, who have scored just once in their last five matches in all competitions.

“Now, is he going to fit into what Potter is trying to do?” The Frenchman continued. “I think they’re struggling with that, let alone with him in the squad.

“But what does he want to do? I don’t think he wants to go back, that’s the main thing, I think he wants to stay at Inter.

“And that’s where there’s maybe going to be a little clash if they want him back because I think he wants to stay there.

“The way when he came back. He said it, he said it the other day, ‘everyone knows what I want to do, what I want to do is to stay’.”