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“Genuinely better than Thierry Henry”: Walcott names the best Arsenal player he played with

Theo Walcott of Arsenal celebrates his goal during the Barclays Premier league match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on November 17, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images,)

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Former Arsenal player Theo Walcott has named the best player he ever played with at Emirates. Walcott played with some unbelievable players such as Thierry Henry, Cesc Fabregas and Alexis Sanchez.

However, Walcott believes Robin van Persie was the best player he played alongside for the Gunners.

“I spoke to someone about this the other day actually and debated a couple, bit it would have to be Robin (van Persie). For me, Robin Van Persie was the best finisher I’ve ever seen, genuinely better than Thierry Henry, better than anyone I’ve seen because he genuinely made it look so easy.

“He always knew he was going to get it on that left foot and he made my job so easy, he really did because I’d do something, give it to him, and you knew he was going to score for you.

“That was the way he was, genuinely that few seasons where he was really going for that Golden Boot and he would go for it, and he was an absolute dream to play with, that left-foot was incredible, and I don’t think there’s ever going to be a player like him ever again.”

Walcott played 270 games between 2006 and 2018. He moved away from the club in 2018 as he joined Premier League side, Everton. He is currently spending a loan spell at Southampton.


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