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Wenger compares Bundesliga forward to Thierry Henry

18 Sep 2001: Thierry Henri of Arsenal has a shot as Arsene Wenger the coach looks on during Arsenals training session at London Colney Training Groung, London. DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit: Tom Shaw/ALLSPORT

In the wake of his recent exhibition in the Champions League, a Bundesliga forward was compared to Thierry Henry by Wenger. 

Arsene Wenger has a good eye to spot talent and he just compared a Bundesliga player to Thierry Henry. You are reading this correctly, the former Arsenal manager sees a lot of the best player he ever coached in Marcus Thuram.

This has major significance for a number of reasons, Wenger knows when he spots a good player. Marcus is the son of legendary defender Lilliam Thuram, who was discovered by Arsene in the ‘90s. During his incredible career, the former player had a son who today plays for Borussia Monchengladbach.

Just a couple of weeks ago, he made his presentation against Real Madrid by scoring a brace. After his display, Arsene Wenger spoke to the German media about the player he considers the best he ever coached. His response surprised more than one because he wasn’t even asked about the name he dropped. 

Thuram has a big future ahead of him. 

This impressive display against Real Madrid got Marcus a well-deserved reward. France manager Didier Deschamps dropped his list for the upcoming international break. Inside the list, we can see Marcus sharing the spotlight with other great players such as Kylian Mbappe, Anthony Martial, and Antoine Griezmann. This is the first call up for Marcus that won’t likely be the last. After looking at this list, perhaps Arsene Wenger’s response to Der Spiegel makes a lot more sense today. 

During an interview with the German publication, Arsene Wenger responded which player is the best he ever coached: “Technically, he (Henry) could do everything, however there is one player in the Bundesliga who reminds me of him — Marcus Thuram at Borussia Moenchengladbach.”