Walcott: Henry & Bergkamp? Arsenal have better attackers now

The forward feels Danny Welbeck and Alexis Sanchez are capable of trumping them.

Theo Walcott has a lot of confidence in the current Arsenal side.
Theo Walcott has a lot of confidence in the current Arsenal side.

THEO WALCOTT BELIEVES Arsenal have stronger attacking options at their disposal now than when he first arrived at the club in 2006.

Walcott joined a squad which included Thierry Henry, Robert Pires, Freddie Ljungberg and Dennis Bergkamp, but rates the current crop including Danny Welbeck and Alexis Sanchez as being a stronger unit.

Walcott says the pressure is on Arsene Wenger’s side to win more trophies in order to be classed among the finest attackers to play for the club.

“Danny is a workaholic – he runs around and really works for the team,” he told the club’s official website. “There are so many options and Alex [Oxlade-Chamberlain] is also doing very well.

“Obviously there is me as well coming back, and then you have the likes of Aaron [Ramsey] and Jack [Wilshere] in midfield. The list goes on, that’s how good we are going forward. It is a headache for the manager when you have that many great attacking options.

“When I came, it was Pires and Ljungberg, Bergkamp, Thierry and [Jose Antonio] Reyes – that’s some attacking force as well. I think this squad probably does beat it, but we need to prove it first.

“[When] we go and achieve a little bit more than winning the FA Cup, then I think we can stand up and say this is the best attacking line up we’ve ever had.”

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