Because he was already considered the ‘next Thierry Henry’
Ever since breaking through as an even younger player in his native France, Anthony Martial has drawn comparisons to the greatest Arsenal legend of them all in Thierry Henry.
We’ve already seen shades of the great man in Martial when he floated in off the left hand side against Liverpool before coolly dispatching for his first Manchester United goal against Simon Mignolet and we wonder why Arsene Wenger wasn’t tempted to take a gamble on a man who could emulate their greatest legend.
The Henry comparisons were popularised by French journalist Philippe Auclair and given Theo Walcott continues to be inconsistent in regards to staking his claim to be Arsenal’s main forward, we don’t know why Wenger didn’t have designs on starting the Henry conversion process from left winger to striker all over again with Martial.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!
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