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Arsenal's Theo Walcott finally proving his worth

Walcott is starting to live up to his potential (©GettyImages)
Walcott is starting to live up to his potential (©GettyImages).

The right-winger has impressed many this season, with his impressive record of 17 goals and 10 assists in all competitions. He has definitely showed the critics he has the potential to be one of the all time Arsenal greats.

There has been mixed emotions revolving Walcott from the Arsenal fans. He has been clinical in front of goal and provided many assists, but of course there was unnecessary drama when the signing of a new contract took much longer than it needed to. However, Arsenal fans were elated when Theo finally signed. 

Walcott, 24, has shown many qualities throughout his career, although this season he has given us all a glimpse of what he can really do. His lightning speed combined with his superb ball control makes him a nightmare for any defender, but what has really made him so valuable for the Gunners, is his finishing and crossing abilities.

What separates Walcott from other average, pacey wingers is the way he can finish most chances in style with a cool head. His improved finishing was evident when he scored his first goal in the 7-3 thrashing of Newcastle at the Emirates. It was a finish that was reminiscent of Thierry Henry. He then went on to score his second hat-trick of the season.

Also, a likeable characteristic of Walcott is his sportsmanship off the field, as well as on. He doesn't get into any trouble, he is never late for training and he also does his bit for charity, being involved with the UK charities Build a School and Best Beginnings. This class is something every football fan likes to see; whether it's from a player who plays for a rival team, or a player in the more unrecognised leagues.


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