Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has revealed why he believes Mesut Ozil and Theo Walcott have found their goal scoring touch this season.
The Frenchman thinks that having Alexis Sanchez up front has helped the attacking midfielders to get forward more often, and concentrate on finding the back of the net instead of setting up their teammates.
‘He did it for Udinese also in Italy and does it ever so well,’ Henry said of Sanchez’s move up front at a Puma event in Kolkata.
‘When you have a guy who as a No.9, the way he puts pressure, the way he moves, his vision for the ball, that creates a lot of holes for Ozil. That’s why Ozil is scoring a lot of goals – off the movement of Alexis Sanchez.
‘Ozil can now go and make those runs as a No.10. Theo [Walcott] is scoring a lot of goals also because there’s a ot of movement.
Henry: This is why Ozil and Walcott are scoring so many goals
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‘I think Arsene [Wenger] did it pretty well and I think the reason why Arsenal are doing well so far during this season is because Alexis is playing up there and making all those movements to create a lot of space for others.’
Arsenal fans will hope that the pair continue to benefit from Sanchez’s move up front, with games against Tottenham, Manchester United, and PSG coming up next month.