WTTGT Writer: Gareth Fletcher
The number 14 shirt is not the only thing that Henry and Walcott have in common…
Not only has the Arsenal speedster shattered the previous best 40 metre sprint record, held by (you guessed it) Thierry Henry, but he has gone on to state that he wants to start spearheading Arsenal’s attack.
‘They signed me as a striker; he always said I would play up front and that I just needed to develop on the right. But I think I have developed now and I want to play up front.’ (Walcott)
It sounds familiar doesn’t it?
Walcott has arguably just had his best season in Arsenal’s colours and taking into account the imminent arrival of Gervinho, Lille’s title winning right-winger, Walcott now wants his chance up front.
‘Out on the wing at times it is so difficult to get involved, especially if you start off slow and don’t get an early touch. I believe I can up front definitely.’ (Walcott)
With Arsène Wenger’s vast amount of experience, Arsenal can expect to see a newly appointed striker in the near future, but could it be Walcott?
‘Wenger put Henry on the left-wing because he believed that his pace, natural ball control and skill would be more effective against full-backs than centre-backs.’ (Wikipedia)
Theo has the ability, the talent and the drive to be one of the best strikers Arsenal has ever seen. He will almost certainly never replace Thierry, but maybe it’s time for him to take his chance? This statement from Arsène Wenger might give us a clue.
‘He knows how to find opportunity and score goals. His face and football skills are very similar to our ex-legendary striker, Thierry Henry.’ (Wenger)
Walcott V Henry