Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has likened Theo Walcott to Arsenal hero Thierry Henry, he believes that while both men are similar in nature, they are both completely different players.
"Theo is very, very close to playing that striker role. He can be a prolific striker."
"The thing is with you in England, you are very impatient."
"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'."
"I knew Thierry when he was 14 and at 15 knew he could score goals because 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 that Theo has a calmness in front of goal. Before, he rushed his decision but now he is different in front of goal."
"It's difficult to compare the similarities. 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."
"To go through what Theo has gone through, live it, as he has lived it, is incredible."
Former Liverpool player Ryan Babel has also often been compared to as the new Thierry Henry; however, his failure to capture his full form at Liverpool has made his believers heavily doubt his capabilities.