Theo Walcott is no slouch, as we know, but he is no longer the fastest player at Arsenal. He is not even the second fastest anymore, after Chuba Akpom joined Hector Bellerin by taking one of Walcott’s Arsenal speed records off him during a training session.
Theo must be desperate to get back into action after his long spell on the sidelines following a cruciate ligament injury and having these young Gunners beat his club records while he is recovering must make it even worse, but it is all good news for the Gunners.
The young Spanish right back pipped Theo’s 40 meter sprint record of 4.42 seconds about a month ago, as the England man revealed in a Daily Mail report. And now, before he can even get back into full training and try to win it back, another one has gone.
This time it is Walcott’s 10 metre sprint record, with the young academy striker Chuba Akpom setting a new time of 1.56 seconds which he revealed on Twitter according to a Metro report. Akpom had a very good season last year, scoring 15 times in 23 games and he has been doing well again this time around. And Bellerin looked really good in his Emirates Cup showing, so the future really is looking bright for Arsenal. Just don’t blink or you will miss it!!