Manchester City's Sergio Aguero only world-class striker in Premier League says Arsenal legend Thierry Henry

The former France international believes Aguero is ahead of the likes of Kane, Morata and Lukaku.

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Sergio Aguero is the only world-class striker in the Premier League says Thierry Henry Reuters

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry believes Sergio Aguero is the only world-class striker in the Premier League.

The Premier League currently has a group of prolific strikers like rarely seen before in its history, with the likes of Harry Kane, Alvaro Morata and Romelu Lukaku in fine form.

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But for Henry, Aguero is the only member of the quartet who can rival the elite players across the continent. The Manchester City striker has been in devastating form so far this term, scoring six times in as many games for the leaders.

Romelu Lukaku and Alvaro Morata have made superb starts to the season after joining Manchester United and Chelsea respectively in the summer. They have same number of goals as Aguero this term, while Tottenham's Harry Kane, who has won the golden boot in each of the last two seasons, is on four.

Speaking as a pundit on Sky Sports, Henry said: "The only one who is world class, or has been world class, is Aguero because of the longevity of what he has done in this league, year in and year out.

"He won the league here and he has been doing it the longest. You have to give him a bit of credit. I think sometimes we bypass Aguero like he didn't happen" Henry said, according to the Dailymail.

However Henry does not feel any of these players have established themselves to the same extent on the world stage as Aguero, according to the Mirror.

He said: "Lukaku has just arrived at Manchester United, he hasn't played long in the Champions League. For Harry Kane, last season was short in the Champions League. It was short in the Europa League and the Euros.

"Morata was often off the bench at Madrid. He had a good year at Juve but he was playing with Llorente or Tevez. In the Premier League, with national team, in the Champions League, how many times, how many years - that is what we are talking about. They will get there and we should be happy to have these players in our league."