The Arsenal winger Theo Walcott may only be 23 years old, but amazingly the win over Sunderland this weekend was his 250th game for the Gunners. The Londoner has drastically improved this season and has already netted 18 goals (5 more than his previous best) this season, and has just signed a new long term contract with the club.
His manager Arsene Wenger is more than pleased with his progress. “It’s unbelievable. I believe what this season shows is the remarkable evolution of Theo Walcott,” Wenger said on Arsenal.com.
“He’s a complete player today and his transformation is absolutely sensational.
“He improves every week and it shows that he is remarkably intelligent as well, because he understands things quickly, takes them on board and is open-minded. That’s why I believe he is always improving.”
It is now seven years since the raw youngster arrived from Southampton as a prodigious teenager and he was quickly hailed as a future star, so maybe the fans expected him to mature much earlier and gave him some stick last season for some inconsistent performances, but now he seems to be more than a one-trick pony and is looking far more assured in front of goal.
Walcott has always wanted to emulate his hero Thierry Henry, and if he really does keep improving perhaps he could end up as a true Arsenal legend as well………