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Sports Danny Welbeck can be another Thierry Henry for Arsenal- Gary Neville


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Former Manchester United player Gary Neville believes that Arsene Wenger can transform Danny Welbeck into an exceptional talent like Thierry Henry, warning Chelsea to be wary of the Arsenal hat-trick hero.

The Gunners' summer signing scored three times in their 4-1 victory over Galatasaray in the Champions League on Wednesday night as Wenger celebrated 18 years in charge of the Gunners.

"I think it's consistency for Danny, consistency in a number of areas," Neville said on Sky Sports. "One, just playing, he said it himself, playing as a centre-forward regularly, he was in and out of United's team and he was in and out of playing centre-forward, he was playing left and right wing.

"And then obviously the biggest thing, his centre-forward play for outside the box is sensational, his work-rate, his touch, it's just that consistency of finishing and I think that will come from confidence and belief. It's making sure that when he gets in that left channel he has a finish, when he gets one-on-one with the goalkeeper in a central area he has a finish.

"He's unplayable at times, he's a nightmare. He plays against John Terry and Gary Cahill on Sunday - they will not want to play against him. He's quick, he's strong, it's just the last bit has got to be delivered more consistently.

"It was top centre-forward play tonight and if he can get goals more consistently to his game you have got a real top-class centre-forward there.

"What Arsene Wenger did when Thierry Henry came to Arsenal, people forget at Monaco... I played against him as a 17-year-old, he was very raw, he played as a left winger... in fact his control was poor, he wasn't a goalscorer in those early years, however when he went to Arsenal it just completely took off for him.

"They were Thierry Henry goals and I'm not going to compare him to Thierry Henry because he's one of the best players in the world and one of the best players we ever had in the Premier League. But if Arsene Wenger can work with Danny Welbeck in the same way he did with Thierry Henry he will get an absolute bagful of goals."

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