And the 18-year-old is eager to forge his own reputation as a Gunners legend after his stellar display against Slavia Prague invited caparisons with the Frenchman.
Arsenal have thrived since Henry´s summer departure to Barcelona with Tuesday night´s 7-0 Champions League thrashing of the Czechs bringing their 12th successive victory, and Walcott said: "In a way everyone was disappointed when Thierry left. But at the same time we have sort of forgotten about him at the moment with us doing so well."
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