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Walcott Wonders About Starting Spot

Walcott Wonders About Starting Spot

Theo Walcott has revealed how he approached Arsene Wenger and asked him what he has to do to get some regular football.

The English striker has been playing well of late, but despite this has struggled to get any regular action. But rather than just sit and feel sorry for himself and bitch to the newspapers like a girl, he approached his boss and asked Wenger what was needed of him before he got a starting spot.

'There are times when I haven't deserved to play because I wasn't playing well enough but there have been times when I have been playing well and not been involved and that struck me a bit.

'So I actually went up to him for the first time and asked him what I had to do to start.' Revealed Theo.

'I initiated the conversation and walked over to him on the training ground. It was a difficult thing to do, but I'm glad I did it.'

'And he was fine. In fact, I think he thought it was really big of me to go to a top manager when I was 18 and ask what I had to do to improve.'

I must say that I have been somewhat baffled by Wenger's decision to leave out Walcott and consistently pick Eboue. I'm of the camp that Walcott plays best as a striker, but if Le Boss has confirmed his intentions to let the speedy Englishman learn his trade on the right before pushing forward, then why has a player who has scored a few goals, made plenty of assists and generally scares the shit out of defenders with his pace been omitted for a player who has offered none of this?

With the league campaign all but over, I hope we get to see more of him so he can prove his worth.

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Date:Sunday April 6 2008
Time: 12:58PM


Shows how much he wants to improve and character.better than 'boue and should be starting more
06/04/2008 13:21:00
Manure 1-0 up Still there's always next year. Keep believing
06/04/2008 14:33:00
1-1 there's always hope
06/04/2008 14:34:00
I remember Theo something like that a couple of months back. Some old news recycled? Anyway, fair play to the boy. Add that to his body language on the pitch we see recently, e.g. he demands the ball when making a good run, speaking up with the ref, etc. He's maturing and getting more confident.
Lou the Gunneress
06/04/2008 14:39:00
YidEdy, how's Alves looking? The 50/50 possession sounds like Boro are doing well.
Lou the Gunneress
06/04/2008 14:43:00
2-1 boro
06/04/2008 14:47:00
Wow "there's always hope". I'm even more gutted about our failure to capitalise on that. Anyway, we have another big cup to play for. Their game's looking good.
Lou the Gunneress
06/04/2008 14:50:00
And don't you guys worry, Ronaldo will get and score from a free kick. Or they'll have a penalty in the 5th minute of injury time.
Lou the Gunneress
06/04/2008 14:52:00
2-1 Alves is looking good. Your only 5 points behind again now.
06/04/2008 14:55:00
oh dear 2 - 2
06/04/2008 15:04:00
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