Arsenal boss Wenger: Henry, Walcott have plenty in common
Wenger has always seen Walcott’s long-term future in a central striking role. And that is where comparisons with Henry start.
He told arsenal.com: “Is Thierry a replica of Theo? Is Theo a replica of Thierry? No. But they have in common tremendous pace, they are good finishers and both are intelligent.
"In England, you are very impatient. Thierry Henry came here at the age of 23 and Theo is 21. Give two more years to Theo and imagine what he will be.
"Don't forget that when Thierry Henry came here, he was a winger. When I played him as a central striker, he said to me 'but I can't score goals’.
“However I knew Thierry when he was 14 and at 15 I knew he could score goals when he played central. Then I left Monaco and they moved him to the flank but I knew in my head he could do it.
"It looks to me now that Theo has a calmness in front of goal. Before he rushed his decision but now he is different.”