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Walcott Wants To Be Walcott

Walcott Wants To Be Walcott

After Theo Walcott's fantastic performance against Slavia Prague midweek, his Englishness has inevitably led to much media hype that threatens to spiral out of control.

However, despite being only 18 years of age, the young forward has a wise head on his shoulders, and even though the comparisons with Thierry Henry are complimentary he wants to be left to become an original Theo Walcott instead of an Henry imitation.

Walcott's second strike led to accusations of the young Gunner emulating Arsenal's record goal scorer (even though I thought it was more Pires-esque myself) but Theo has his feet formally on the ground, and rightly suggests that even though the loss of Henry was huge......we don't really miss him.

"It was brilliant to train with him every day and take bits out of his game," said Walcott to the official website. 'But I'm my own player.'

"People are going to compare the second goal to Thierry but it was my own goal. I just want to be my own player and get a few more goals. People are always going to compare me to Thierry - the way I run and everything - but as I keep saying I will be my own player.'

"Everyone was disappointed when he left but in a way we have sort of forgotten about him at the moment with us doing so well. But he is doing brilliant at Barcelona and I wish him all the best."



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Writer:Rocky7
Date:Thursday October 25 2007
Time: 2:13PM

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the hype is out of control and Hleb and Fabregas were the real stars of the game, but good to see Theo isn't getting carried away. Still don't see McLaren picking him anytime soon though
JakeB
25/10/2007 14:32:00
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Mclaren won't pick him because he only has one game left in charge......lol......I hate the Britih media :(
Rocky7
25/10/2007 14:41:00
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good on you theo!
TR7
25/10/2007 14:44:00
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The media are just trying to create another 'english' superstar. Theo is a long way from being a proper premiership player. Its all well and good scoring a couple of goals against poor opposition when having lots of space to run into. The boy still hides, doesnt track back and wont go in on a 50/50 ball - generally he is usless 98% of the time. He may be one for the future but boy wonder is gonna cost you's points starting this weekend. Id have Bendtner way before Walnut.
sport
25/10/2007 14:46:00
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Doesn't track back? I was aware it was a strikers job to get back and defend. Seen as you keep saying "yous" I'm gunna go ahead and say you're a mickey, and if that is so, shouldn't you be crying in a corner somewhere about your failure to progress from the Champions League?
Rocky7
25/10/2007 15:04:00
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**wasn't aware
Rocky7
25/10/2007 15:06:00
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when he says that we've kinda forgotten about Henry, it's almost a shock, it's true of course, but he left such a short time ago! Amazing how fast the team has moved on... Proves again that nobody is bigger than the club. I wonder if we can say that when Wenger retires one day.
afri-gooner
25/10/2007 15:06:00
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I hope he continues to keep his head down and improve....some of his build up play against slavia was very impressive.
AB_Arsenal
25/10/2007 15:50:00
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Actually that bell end is a spud. Silly bugger better come back here after the game on sunday to vindicate his pre-game "prediction" through his bitter and twisted viewpoint. "You's" was just poor English. I am glad to see Theo progressing, he will under Wengers tutelage get better and better, remember, the lad is only 18 and is already a more promising prospect than Aran "no end product" Lemon.
Gunnerman
25/10/2007 15:57:00
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The goals he scored are a mark of composure and you need that at any level. Theo is good and that was only his second game up front for us. Both games he has started upfront he has scored, same goes for him in the England Under 21's. He isn't ready as yet and yes, the British media will always over hype a player, but Theo isn't as rubbish as you are suggesting. He turned the past two prem games for us and he is going to be one hell of a player. The boy doesn't hide, he's been screaming for the ball a lot these days and not all strikers track back but when he loses the ball he always tries to win it back. I'm not so sure he should start against Liverpool but if he does, he won't disappoint.
Keplaz
25/10/2007 16:04:00
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