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Arsene Wenger Insults Theo Walcott

Ok, so he hasn't actually insulted young Theo, but he may as well have done after comparing him to Sylvain Wiltord.

The strange comparison comes as Le Boss speaks about Theo's growth both physically and as a player.

'Theo can play wide or centrally. He will get another injection of power in the next two years,' Wenger said.

'Thierry Henry and Theo could be a dream partnership, but it's down to him to achieve that. He's still growing but I don't think he will become taller, he'll become stronger. He will become a stocky type, a bit like Sylvain Wiltord physically, strong legs and lots of power.'

If you pay 12 million quid for some young talented player you should really set your sights higher than becoming a player who scores a few important goals for the club but becomes more lackadaisical as he gets older.

In all seriousness, Wenger was speaking only positively in this interview and was comparing Walcott to Wiltord physically rather than the standard of football. Wenger believes that Walcott has shown tremendous character after returning from the World Cup with his confidence dented somewhat to bounce back and make his first two appearance for the Gunners meaningful ones.

'He came back from the World Cup like he couldn't play football,' Wenger explained. 'The fact that he comes on and does well is fantastic. Remember, he's only 17 years old. He should be playing in the under-18s tomorrow.'

Wenger also confirmed that Walcott could soon be fast tracked into a starting birth after impressing early on in his Arsenal career.

'He's not far away from me giving him an opportunity. He was behind physically at the start of the season, and I don't think he's ready to play 90 minutes. Yet when he comes on, it looks like he can make a difference at the top level. You have another big player in England, and everybody should be happy.'

Theo will once again be on the bench for Today's away trip to Man City, can the young forward go one better than making assits and actually bag one for himself? Lets hope so.




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Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday August 26 2006

Time: 10:09AM

Your Comments

Theo i think is not at all campare able with woltord theo has more pace and a better pace ansd i think he can shine for the 3rd time agains city with an assist or a bang:D
afghenry
true true with wiltords physic he wouldnt be able to maintain that electric pace hope he plays tday against city when we are 3-0 up
mish
I wish i could understand those two posts above. ???
FEn_100
Drugs are a curse, lol
GunnerBlood
Fen, I agree. Anyway, Theo is a fine player. I think he'll move on to another team when Henry is not around anymore unless he finds Arsene very likeable.
jogabonito
i think wat the boss means is he has the same physique, short and stocky and with much better pace, thats all. aso the fact that wiltord was a winger/striker. its not an insult as AW clearly knows he'll be a far better player in the coming years...
protocal
Are you smoking genetically modified weed or something? Coz regular weed doesn't affect the brain like that! Theo was insulted? where? Wenger was talking about his PHYSICAL development, and he reckons that Theo will not grow TALLER, just stronger. A short stocky type, like wiltord!! Or Tevez. Even Rooney isn't tall. He wasn't talking about their football or skills!!! KUBAFF!! (Look it up).
Gaga
If Theo gets any faster, he will change the laws of time and physics. I think he will go on to become Britain's greatest astronaut.
greatwhitenorf
I for one would like to still have Wiltord at arsenal i loved him he was awsome ... shame he got layed off ... thats the only reason he became poor at arsenal because he didnt get enough match practices in his position ... theo ... is fast and wiltord wasnt as fast ... look were wiltord is now ... he is playing good football ...
Achilles
I agree with what Arsene Wenger said that Theo walcott is physically strong like Wiltord, they have different style playing football
Anjana
 

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