Arsenal boss Wenger reveals Henry working closely wth Walcott

Thierry Henry is giving striker tips to Theo Walcott while he trains with Arsenal.

Thierry Henry is giving striker tips to Theo Walcott while he trains with Arsenal.

The England international will play down Arsenal’s centre for the third game in succession against Newcastle United at the Emirates today.

New York Red Bulls ace Henry, 35, is back training with the club ahead of a likely loan move in January and is passing on tips to Walcott during sessions.

Gunners chief Arsene Wenger said: “I always said that one day Theo would play through the middle and it grew in his brain.

“He is now 23. I decided to play Thierry Henry at 23 through the middle because you have to learn a lot before.

“From 19 to 23, Theo has learnt a lot. Now we will sometimes play him on the flanks sometimes through the middle.

“I like what I have seen through the middle. Let’s not put him under too much pressure. He has played two games and you have to give people a chance. If they take it, then it’s good.

“I am confident he will do well but it’s a bit early to compare him to Henry.”

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