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2007 - The Year Of The Theo

Arsene Wenger says that Theo Walcott will come of age in the next twelve months.

Walcott has been at Arsenal for 11 months now and has finally started to make his mark. The expectation last season was that Theo would walk into the team and start having the impact he had at Southampton.

Wenger was smarter than that though, he kept Walcott off the pitch but kept him fully involved with the first team and the whole match day experience but putting him on the bench.

Wenger says that he is now ready to start making the step up to the next level: "I feel 2007 is a big year for Theo. He has made big steps forward already this season.

"What I like about him is, in every game, he is decisive and creates chances. He has played a few matches and done well, but, even more than that, in training he looks a different player to what he was six months ago.

"His power and personality in the game has improved so has his determination to pass people. Before it was only with pace, but now he forces the decision and shrugs people off.

"I must say he will be a candidate for England now. He is ready to handle that now. He has the personality and the intelligence. He will play more and more for us as well."


This season Walcott has made five starts and thirteen sub apperances in all competitions for Arsenal and I think it's safe to say that he has had a very positive impact in all of those spperances, turning several games around.




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Writer: Nick Simmonett  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday December 22 2006

Time: 5:04PM

Your Comments

2007 - The Year Of ARSENAL FC..
luckys_10
i think 2007 will be a good year for arsenal, aswell as the article says Theo.. the kids will grow, we have great depth with our youngsters and aslong as they develop and stay together, it will be another force like how United did it with their kids... we don't need the chelski millions to build a team, maureen could never do what wenger does..
PUREGOLD
I agree completely, and I think the team would blossom even more if Wenger was to add some experience to the side. Gilberto, TH, Gallas and Jens (until he's gone) are the only ones we have. A goalscoring midfielder to replace Freddie, and Boruc to replace Mad Jens. I watched him for Celtic a couple of times - brilliant. And as for Theo - what better environment to develop under - Thierry and Arsene. I think AW will ultimately shape him into a new TH - a striker and not a winger.
G4L
Who are we to argue with Le Boss? This is going to be a hell of a season for Theo but I dont think it will be anything compared to next season for him!
kez_mufc
kez_mufc r you really a gooner?
luckys_10
That was me Lucky, I wa on my bird's computer and forgot to sign out!
simmy8_2000
in case lack of internet access on the day prevents me from doing so nearer the day, i'd just like to say - merry christmas gooners, wishing you all the very best of the season, and a great time for you and yours. Merry xmas and a happy new year. And 6-2!!! so the sign off still rings true: »»Arsene Knows«« 2007 - the year of the cannon. nighty night, and enjoy the turkey.
Wingston75
wingston, merry xmas, hope you have a good one ! and to all of us gooners, may santa bring exactly what you want , 12pts !!!
PUREGOLD
haha! no!
Goofle
i like little theo
Goofle
 

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