Union SG defender, Christian Burgess has boldly claimed that Arsenal-linked winger and Brighton talisman Kaoru Mitoma finishes like club legend Thierry Henry.

Considering the retired French icon is widely considered as one of the greatest strikers to ever grace the game and the best No.9 in Premier League history, that is a hot take to say the least.

But it will likely excite Arsenal fans that Kaoru Mitoma can finish anything like Thierry Henry, as he has been linked with a switch to the Emirates Stadium.

Just over a week ago, 90 Min had reported that Mikel Arteta’s side were exploring the chance to sign the £20,000-a-week wideman.

Considering Mitoma is often praised for his sharp dribbling and sublime technical ability, it does come as a surprise that Christian Burgess feels the Arsenal target can finish as well as one of the very best in Thierry Henry.

The silky technician has mostly earned rave reviews for being one of the biggest and best 1v1 threats in the entirety of the Premier League.

However, it seems as if the 25-year-old has a hidden talent in some ways.

Christian Burgess says Arsenal target Kaoru Mitoma can finish like Thierry Henry

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Considering Arsenal target Kaoru Mitoma and Christian Burgess shared the same dressing room during their brief time together at Union SG, the latter may well be privy to the fact that his finishing ability can compare to Thierry Henry.

“He finishes like Thierry Henry. He is just so nonchalant at finishing into the far corner, whether it is in training and or in games. It is a strange one because most people panic but he seems to have so much time on the ball in those situations”, he told Sky Sports in an interview.

Well, if Christian Burgess is proven right, Arsenal fans will be delighted by the prospect of potentially signing a finisher like Thierry Henry in Kaoru Mitoma.

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