June 17, 2024

He reminds me of Thierry Henry – Walcott on ideal striker for Arsenal

Former Arsenal star Theo Walcott has urged his old club to sign Aston Villa striker Ollie Watkins this summer.

Walcott likened the England international to Arsenal legend Thierry Henry.

Arsenal have been linked with a new striker this summer to bolster Mikel Arteta’s attacking options.

Speaking about Arsenal’s plans for the summer, Walcott told Premier League Productions: “Well, you look at their goals tally right now. They will probably invest in a striker and that player could well have been playing on the opposite side [at the weekend].

Asked if he was referencing Watkins, Walcott responded: “I am indeed. I feel he is the sort of player that Arsenal would look at. What I really like about Ollie Watkins is that, you look at his style and you think he is a winger.

“He reminds me, and it is one of the best compliments I am going to give him, but he reminds me of Thierry Henry.”

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