UK time is: 13:06:00
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

How Wenger Is Devolping Walcott

I've been giving some thought to how Wenger is devolping young starlet, Theo Walcott.

I would like to start by mentioning all the comparisons made between Walcott and the all time record goal scorer- Thierry Henry.

Everyone from Harry Redknapp to Wenger and even Walcott himself have said that their are huge similarities in their game, namely the incredible pace that they share. There are plenty of other comparisons to be made between them.

Both started out a wingers (albeit on opposite flanks), both are lethal infront of goal and both will be Arsenal legends for years to come.

Young Henry started life as a left winger, when he moved to Arsenal Wenger turned him into a striker, a lethal one at that! He has gone on to be the best striker and arguabley the best player in the world.

Wenger has said on several occasions that he is going to use Walcott in a 'centeral role.' This hasnt yet happened. Each time Walcott has come on/played he has been on the left. I dont think this is a conicidence. I think that Wenger is hoping that by playing Walcott down the left for this season then switching him to a striker he will devolp in a similar way to Henry.

I know that Wenger is using Walcott sparingly at the moment and that its frustrating but bear with it, Wenger is the best man to make Theo realise his potential and make him into a legend at Arsenal.

Article submitted by simmy8_2000




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday October 17 2006

Time: 11:58AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
couldnt agree more. you cant jus put him on whenever you like you need to remember his age and also wenger pointed out the best of all points. "i have no doubts about his ability but you have to remember is he better than anyone that already starts"
abdleb
Report Abuse
17/10/2006 12:53:00

come the end of the season he will be up front with Henry you watch and them two will make defences cry and have nightmares with their pace and finishing !
dazednconfuzed
Report Abuse
17/10/2006 14:24:00

I never knew that he was a winger. I thought that he has always been a striker. But I think that you are right (Oh, the pain, lol), you HAVE got a new Henry in your ranks.
wei, wu and shu
Report Abuse
17/10/2006 16:15:00

u benders
LASAYER
Report Abuse
17/10/2006 20:05:00

too true his second goal for england was freaky coz it was so henry it wasnt funny. just think how many years he will be at the top of his game destroying defences. hes still just 17. Wenger is a genius
mish
Report Abuse
17/10/2006 23:09:00

There are a few arses twitching out there (if you'll excuse the pun) and rightly so, surely England must have a good future with the likes of Rooney, Lennon and Walcott!!
Cravens
Report Abuse
18/10/2006 06:51:00

OH YOU DO HAVE AN ENGLISHMAN IN THE SIDE,HYPOCRITES!!!!!!!!!!!!!
springy
Report Abuse
18/10/2006 23:10:00

my goldfish knows more about football than springy. Go to our website and see how many englihmen we got in our squad then eat your words c*o*c*k*face
StryfedaGunner
Report Abuse
19/10/2006 17:05:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Arsenal Articles

Wenger Backs Giroud To Respond (Friday February 27 2015)

Wenger - Everton Response Is Important (Friday February 27 2015)

Wilshere Does Undergo Another Surgery (Friday February 27 2015)

Audio - A Marsh Reaction To Monaco (Thursday February 26 2015)

Mertesacker - We Must Be Brave In Monaco (Thursday February 26 2015)

Wenger Blames Defeat On Suicidal Defending (Thursday February 26 2015)

Stats: Arsenal v Monaco (Thursday February 26 2015)

Audio: Wenger Backs Winter World Cup (Wednesday February 25 2015)

Archived Arsenal Articles

List All Vital Arsenal Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Naijagunner 48
2. Galway Gooner 27
3. Rocky7 27
4. paul_ownz 10
5. alwaysgunner 9
6. Nwankwo25 9
7. Amos. 9
8. Guyfox 7
9. Wyn Mills 6
10. Joe_@** 5

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 26 18 6 2 +34 60
2. Man City 26 16 7 3 +31 55
3. Arsenal 26 14 6 6 +20 48
4. Man Utd 26 13 8 5 +18 47
5. Southampton 26 14 4 8 +19 46
6. Liverpool 26 13 6 7 +9 45
7. Spurs 26 13 5 8 +5 44

Breaking League News

James Defiant On Leicester Survival
» Leicester City : 27/02/2015 13:01:00
Wood Joins Ipswich On Loan
» Leicester City : 27/02/2015 12:55:00
Bruce - We Can't Get Complacent Ahead Of Stoke
» Hull City : 27/02/2015 12:41:00
Best Striker So Far?
» Man Utd : 27/02/2015 12:33:00
Full Back Interesting the Big-Boys
» Man Utd : 27/02/2015 12:32:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Monaco 'MotM'
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Ospina 30%
Bellerin 0%
Mertesacker 0%
Koscielny 0%
Gibbs 0%
Coquelin 14%
Cazorla 0%
Welbeck 0%
Özil 0%
Sánchez 42%
Giroud 14%
Sub:-Walcott 0%
Sub:-Oxlade-Chamberlain 0%
Sub:-Rosicky 0%