According to Arsenal winger Theo Walcott, the club now possesses the “best attacking line up we’ve ever had.”
I think some of the players from the 2004 “Invincibles” squad may have something to say about that, Theo.
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Anyway, speaking to the club’s website, Walcott has compared the likes of Olivier Giroud, Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck to Robert Pires, Dennis Bergkamp and Thierry Henry, and the England international thinks the current batch of Gunners could well be better than the club legends he played with when he joined Arsenal in 2006.
“I think this squad probably does beat it, but we need to prove it,” Walcott said. “When I came, it was Robert Pires and Freddie Ljungberg, Bergkamp, Thierry and Jose Antonio Reyes – that’s some attacking force as well. 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.”
Walcott then toned things down a little as he mentioned his return from injury and the midfield duo of Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere also strengthening Arsenal.
“Obviously there is me as well coming back, and then you have the likes of Aaron and Jack in midfield,” Walcott said. “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.”
He’s right. Arsene Wenger’s squad is top heavy and possess plenty of fine attacking talents, as we are seeing with Sanchez’s blistering form this season, but are they current forwards better than the likes of Henry, Bergkamp and Co.?
Let us know in the comments section below.