Anthony Martial is a striker. Anthony Martial is French. Thierry Henry was a striker. Thierry Henry is French. Easy comparison, it seems.
Okay, there is more to go on than playing position and nationality, and an Arsenal fan thawed out from a cryogenic experiment to see a TV set showing Manchester United vs. Wolfsburg this evening could have been forgiven for fearing that the Gunners hero had defected to Old Trafford.
Martial scored the sort of goal that Henry netted on a regular basis at the Volkswagen Arena, picking the ball up in the inside left channel before driving at goal and finishing with a cool side-footed effort.
The 1-0 advantage may have lasted only a few minutes after Naldo headed a levelled for Wolfsburg, but United fans still had their moment, and heaped praise on their young forward…
Martial with an Henry type finish pic.twitter.com/QlGl0wMzgN
— Cockney Commentator (@d_Commentator) December 8, 2015
God, Martial looked so much like Henry there when running in behind and finishing. 😂
— Tom Harrison (@Tom1993harrison) December 8, 2015
Martial will be better than henry. — Z.A. (@zazahmed13) December 8, 2015
Martial is Henry
— Jordan Cooper (@JordanCooper16) December 8, 2015
Martial better than Henry all I needed to see today
— Ak Augmon (@IcebergAk) December 8, 2015
Martial scores the kind of goals Henry scores sha… — Meliga (@meligajosh) December 8, 2015