Ajax chief Marc Overmars says Tottenham star Gareth Bale is similar to former Arsenal teammate Thierry Henry.

Overmars, a former winger himself, is a big fan of the Welshman.

"You can compare Bale with Thierry Henry," he said. "They are athletes. They have the same speed. After 20 or 30 yards they still have such power.

"Tottenham were struggling for years to get to the top. Now, Arsenal are at the top but are searching for their position. The big factor in who will win is Bale.

"He is in unbelievably good form and one of the best in the League. He is like Henry in the way his performances can win matches and also inspire those around him. That is a rare talent."