– Robin Van Persie has been rated above Thierry Henry by Theo Walcott
– The Englishman explained that Van Persie was his best Arsenal teammate
– Van Persie scored 132 goals for Arsenal during his time with the club
Former Arsenal forward Theo Walcott has snubbed Thierry Henry thereby naming Robin van Persie as the better finisher at the Premier League giants years back.
Thierry Henry remains Arsenal’s highest goalscorer in history and was one of the best strikers in the history of the Premier League.
The Frenchman was a joy to watch during his active playing time for Arsenal in the Premier League and also in the French national senior team.
Henry’s superb performances years back steered Arsenal to the final of the Champions League in Paris before the Gunners then under coach Wenger lost against Barcelona.
Despite netting 226 goals for Arsenal compared to Robin Van Persie who scored 132, Theo Walcott stated clearly that the Dutchman was his best teammate.
According to the report on UK Sun, the Everton star explained that Robin Van Persie was doing things differently at Arsenal when he was with the side.
“I remember one season I set up around 14 of Van Persie’s 30-odd goals.
“For me, two of them in a team with me as well, was one of the best [teams]. That’s including England. My greatest team-mate would have to be Van Persie.
“For me, he was the best finisher I’ve ever seen, he was better than Thierry Henry, he made it look so easy.”
Meanwhile, Thierry Henry won four trophies at Arsenal while Robin Ver Persie was able to win two titles.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Arsenal put up a spectacular performance on Monday night, January 18, following their 3-0 win over Newcastle United as the Premier League season reaches midway.
A second-half brace from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Bukayo Saka’s goal proved to be decisive as resurgent Gunners stunned the Magpies at the Emirates.
The victory means Mikel Arteta’s men have now gone five matches in all competitions without conceding a goal since 2009.
Gunners have kept five consecutive clean sheets in all competitions for the first time since February 2009 (6 in total in that run).
They have now moved to the top half of the Premier League with 27 points to occupy the 10th position.
In-form defender, David Luiz earlier claimed that it is difficult to maintain clean sheets in a league as tough as the Premier League.
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