Gunners forward makes a bold claim…
Arsenal forward Theo Walcott has said that the club’s current strike force is better than the side of 2005-06 that contained the likes of Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp, the BBC reports.
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Walcott joined up with the Gunners that season, and featured alongside several members of the ‘invincibles’ squad of two years before.
However, he has credited current teammates Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud as being better in front of goal than the club legends already named.
“I think this squad probably does beat it, but we need to prove it,” he 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.”
See how the two sides compare below:
Thierry Henry 13* (27)
Robert Pires 3* (7)
Robin van Persie 3* (5)
Jose Antonio Reyes 3* (5)
Dennis Bergkamp 1* (2)
Alexis Sanchez 12
Olivier Giroud 6
Danny Welbeck 4
Santi Carzorla 4
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 1
(*goals total after 22 games)