Walcott: 90min chat with Arsenal legend Henry worked wonders

Theo Walcott admits a peptalk from Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has set himself up for the second-half of the season.

Theo Walcott admits a peptalk from Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has set himself up for the second-half of the season.

He refused to go into the specifics of the discussion but insisted he was reaping the benefits.

Walcott said: “We had a good hour and a half in a room together and we chatted about a lot.

“It’s probably the best hour and a half I’ve ever had. To have someone with that much experience talk with you about what he had to deal with, you learn a lot.

“I’ve taken it all it. I always listen to people but, when it’s my hero, I extra listen.

“It was about all sorts of stuff. Maybe one day I’ll come out with it. It meant a lot.”

On to Cole, who will win his century of caps tonight Walcott revealed: “When I first came into the Arsenal dressing room he looked after me.

“He’s very difficult to play against but the last couple of times I’ve had the better of him, I think. He might have lost a little bit of pace — or I’ve gained a bit.

“But to get 100 caps and play at such a consistent level is some achievement. He reads the game very well. He believes in himself. A lot of players who believe in themselves reach the top of their game.”

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