Posted on February 02, 2018 by ADMIN

Will Theo Walcott come back to bite Arsenal in the backside?

Everton have had an awful season by their standards but since Sam Allardyce arrived the Toffees have moved back up the table and are now comfortably sitting in 9th place. Despite their improvement, they were on a four-game losing streak when Arsenal generously sold Theo Walcott to them in mid January, and they have one draw and one win since then, and Theo Walcott has been their best player.

In fact, according to the stats people Oulala.com, Walcott is already their most dangerous player!

So this weekend Walcott, who was at Arsenal for 11 years and scored over 100 goals for the Gunners, will return to the Emirates and I am sure he will get a rousing welcome from the fans, but they may not be so accommodating if Theo repeats his goalscoring heroics against the Gunners after scoring both goals in Everton’s midweek win over Leicester.

When asked if he would like to score against us, he said: “That would be fantastic.

“It was one of the fixtures I looked at when I signed and it will be an emotional game for me, but it is all about winning.

“We have made a good start but everyone now needs to recover because we have another game around the corner.

“I can’t remember the last time I played two games in the space of a few days, but it will be a fun weekend for me.”

Personally I would be very worried if we were playing at Goodison Park, but as Everton have only won one away game this season we shouldn’t see another shock on Saturday, but you never know…

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18 thoughts on “Will Theo Walcott come back to bite Arsenal in the backside?

    1. miker

      He will make the toffees a force to reckon with. Theo might seem a headless chicken at times but I don’t blame him, it’s the manager who is the headless chicken. I reiterate, using square pegs in a round hole will never work, or using Theo against a big bus won’t work either. But thankfully we don’t have a big red and white bus, so look out for Theo, he’ll surely bite.

  1. gotanidea

    If Arsenal play like when they faced Swansea, Walcott could surprise Arsenal in quick counter-attacks. Especially if Arsenal play with the vulnerable 4-2-3-1, which often leaves only two defenders in the back.

    Walcott’s positioning is good, he is quick and his shootings are accurate, but he lacks the skills to get past his markers. Kolasinac should be able mark him easily and Arsenal could break Everton’s defense if they play with a more direct approach.

  2. Innit

    Im not surprised if Theo flourishes at Everton

    Wenger didnt use Theo properly after boosting his salary. He played him up front which was a disaster then hardly started him. He didn’t use Perez after signing him. Wenger messed about with Podolski who at the time was our best finisher. Wenger used Iwobi over Theo, Danny, Lacazette and Giroud in first match against Liverpool. Wenger could have played Theo on the right, Alexis on the left, Ozil in middle and Lacazette up front but kept on playing just 3 attackers and 3 at the back. Wenger played Oxlade in the wrong position too ie LWB. He has played Nelson at RWB and Adelaide at LWB.

    Wenger has missused quality players. Either hardly played them or played them in the wrong positions.

    Its not just Wenger’s poor signings over the years but poor tactics also. Wenger has become a poor manager innit

    1. gotanidea

      Wenger have used that setup (4-2-3-1):

      Cech
      Bellerin Koscielny Mustafi Kolasinac
      Ramsey Xhaka
      Walcott Ozil Sanchez
      Lacazette

      But it did not end well, because they left only two defenders when attacking and got hit from a quick counter-attack

  3. barryglik

    Arsenal are like Liverpool.
    Games they are supposed to struggle in
    (like Chelsea/City) they win and games
    they are supposed to win (Swansea) they lose.
    So I figure after a bad loss Arsenal will now win.
    Theo is in the honey moon period, every player gets that.
    Rooney scored early on in his return but has become just
    another ex famous footballer banking retirement cheques.
    Everton won’t qualify for the Europa and won’t get relegated.
    They are just going through the motions. In cruise mode.
    Ideal for Auba’s debut..
    Auba will score 5min after being subbed on.
    Arsenal 7 Everton 0.

      1. tas

        AW lately has been known to say a player is a major doubt but made a remarkable return to play, lets hope so looking forward to seeing the MAGNIFICENT 5 in action Auba, Ozil, Laca, Mk, Jack,

        awesome line up but our defenders must remain in defense instead of trying to become the top scorers, we need to stop counter attacks against us so Belerin and Monreal/Kolasinc must drop back at all times, this will stop rapid counter attack’s against us which in return opposition teams must play further up and stop parking the bus and free up the box for our forwards to be able to have space to do their magic

  4. Vlad

    Always liked Theo, and never understood the amount of crap he received from the fans over the years. He scored some important goals for us, and always gave it his all when on the pitch. Good luck to him, and hopefully his performances stay at the level where he gets selected by the English manager. Would love to see him play in the World Cup this summer. Having said that, I hope he leaves his shooting/scoring boots at home tomorrow.

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