Arsenal legend Ian Wright gives his verdict on Timo Werner ahead of debut against Brighton

Germany international Timo Werner swapped Bundesliga side RB Leipzig for Chelsea this summer.

Arsenal legend Ian Wright has backed the striker to succeed in the Premier League ahead of his Chelsea debut against Brighton on Monday night.

Speaking in an interview quoted by Metro, Ian Wright said: “This guy Timo Werner, I watched him in that competition before the World Cup with guys like Goretzka and you watch him and you think to yourself you can see what it is.

“It’s the sharpness and just how clinical he is and when you look at the way he is, you know when you look at a striker he knows he’s going to score.

“He’s got a kind of persona about him where he feels: ‘I am going to Chelsea and I am going to score and I’m going to do very well’.

“You have to look at Tammy [Abraham] and the guys and think to yourself you need to tap into how he thinks. Because when I watch him when he walks out he’s got a look on his face where I’m going to score, I’m going to link up, I’m going to do my stuff and I’m going to score.

“He’s got it, he’s got the striker vibe. It’s what Shearer was like. You look at Shearer and you watch him walk into a room, he looks like if there was a goal in this room I’m going to score it.

“Teddy Sheringham, Michael Owen, Robbie Fowler you look at those players and he’s got that.”

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