The Arsenal captain is in no doubt of the potential of his 18-year-old team-mate, who like Rooney before him is considered one of the brightest prospects of his generation.
"I think Theo Walcott can be the new Wayne Rooney but he has to change his style of play," the France defender told GQ magazine.
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