Martin Keown: This Arsenal star reminds me of Thierry Henry

The Arsenal legend likens Danny Welbeck to Thierry Henry after his performance in the FA Cup final

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry Photo: Screen grab

Martin Keown says Danny Welbeck’s FA Cup final performance reminded him of Arsenal legend Thierry Henry.

The England international started up front in Arsene Wenger’s side against the Premier League champions Chelsea at Wembley.

Welbeck didn’t get on the score sheet but gave the Chelsea defence a headache with his movement and pace.

The former Manchester United striker returned from a serious knee injury midway throughout the 2016-17 Premier League campaign.

Welbeck finished the season with a return of four goals and two assists in 20 appearances in all competitions.

Writing in his Daily Mail column about Welbeck’s impact on the Arsenal side in the FA Cup final, Keown said:

“I said to Danny Welbeck afterwards that at times he reminded me of Thierry Henry.

“He was too quick for Chelsea and kept stretching David Luiz into those channels.”

Welbeck moved to Arsenal from Manchester United in a £16m deal in the 2014 summer transfer window.

Arsenal won their third FA Cup in four seasons thanks to a 2-1 win against the Premier League champions at Wembley.

The Gunners finished in fifth place in the Premier League table after a disappointing domestic campaign.

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