Ian Wright and Lee Dixon comment on Welbeck's comparison to Henry

Danny Welbeck has begun his Arsenal career in electric fashion, generating comparisons to legendary Gunners like Thierry Henry.

Having been linked with players like Mario Mandzukic, Mario Balotelli and Edinson Cavani, Arsenal were fans were left underwhelmed when the Gunners management ratified the £16 million acquisition of Manchester United's tertiary choice striker Danny Welbeck.

However, the Englishman has adjusted seamlessly to life at the Emirates Stadium as his four goals and one assist from nine appearances in all competitions equates to an attacking efficiency of a goal scored/provided once every 132 minutes he is on the field.

It is Welbeck's hat-trick for Arsenal in the Champions League against Galatasaray that has most excited the Arsenal supporters and the manner in which he finished each move bore comparisons to the club's legendary turn-of-the-Millennium striker Thierry Henry.

Speaking in the ITV studio earlier this evening, ahead of Welbeck's involvement with England against San Marino in a European Championship qualifier for the 2016 tournament, another iconic Arsenal striker - Ian Wright - said: "Danny has gone to Arsenal… they say he won't score but the hat-trick was so good - it a hat-trick of different goals."

On what Welbeck does well, Wright added: "He gets himself into the position to finish, it's cute and it's full of nice finishes for Arsenal and for England. He has the brilliant first touch and finish of a 20 goal a season striker - it's up to him [to go on and return a healthy haul of goals]."

Wright's former team-mate Lee Dixon said: "The comparison for me is the Henry one. When Henry first came to Arsenal he was like a fish up a tree [he developed into the superstar he became, rather than arriving as one].

"Welbeck has the ability but whether he can be an Henry or a Wright - I don't know."

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