Robin Van Persie may be the man in form at Arsenal right now, and Theo Walcott has been considered to be ‘the one that hasn’t fulfilled his promise’, but the Dutch hitman believes that the criticism of his strike partner is totally unfounded and Theo is growing into a top-class striker.
In 31 games this season, Van Persie has scored 28 goals, but although Walcott has only scored six from the same tally of matches, Robin thinks that he will be a 20 goal a season man.
“I love Theo, I honestly love him,” said Van Persie. “I don’t understand the criticism he gets.”
“He was sharp, he was playing fantastically and, like anyone, he misses chances. But I miss chances, Cristiano Ronaldo misses chances and Lionel Messi misses chances. It’s life. If you look at his assist rate, it is unbelievable. And trust me, he will score. He will get 20 goals at least every season. Have faith in him. I do.”
Yes Robin we know that even you miss chances sometimes, but I would love to see the stats on how many Walcott misses in comparison. The English winger clearly wants to play in Van Persie’s position and he may get more chances if he does, but will he put them away?
I think comparing him with Messi and Ronaldo is a bit far-fetched, but maybe we should reserve judgement until he is actually playing in his preferred position…..