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4th Aug, 2016 | 10:47pm

Bayern Munich ace names Theo Walcott in the same breath as two all-time greats

By Amir Mir

Bayern Munich ace David Alaba has named Theo Walcott as one of his three toughest opponents alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

The versatile defender, who is a key player for the Bundesliga giants, surprisingly named the England international alongside the two all-time greats.

Alaba, 24 has played regularly against the likes of Paul Pogba, Andres Iniesta, Sergio Augero and Luis Suarez, but put the Arsenal winger above them when asked who have been his some difficult opponents.

“A lot of them like Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi, Theo Walcott was a great player to play against, but I think on this level with every player I have to defend really good.” Alaba told the official Planet Futbol twitter account.

Real Madrid forward, Ronaldo has scored a phenomenal 364 goals in 348 appearances for the 11-time European cup winners.

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While, Lionel Messi has scored 456 goals in 533 appearances for Barcelona since making debut as an 18-year-old for the Spanish giants.

However, Walcott spent the second half of last season on the fringes of Arsene Wenger’s team, although he has scored 89 in 390 games in his decade at Arsenal.

But, perhaps Alaba was referring to the blistering pace of Walcott, who failed to make the final England squad for Euro 2016 this summer.

In other Arsenal team news, despite manager Arsene Wenger saying he will be fit, the club’s midfielder is set to miss their tour of Scandinavia.