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Top 10: Wonderkids who went too soon

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Established Arsenal star
Established Arsenal star.

1. Theo Walcott

Sidelined Arsenal forward Theo Walcott is now a firm fan favourite at the Emirates, but that status didn't come without a certain degree of struggles after a sensational early move.

Walcott arrived in North London aged just 16 in January 2006, for a fee of £5m which rose quickly based on appearances.

The teenage speed demon was thrust in the spotlight further by a call into the England World Cup squad that summer before making a single senior appearance for the Gunners, but has coped with that early pressure and comparisons to Thierry Henry admirably in seven years working with Arsene Wenger.

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