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Shining Light In The Pit Of Despair

Shining Light In The Pit Of Despair

As most Gooners sit in the depths of despair similar to those experienced when Dave Seman got lobbed from 50 yards, Ryan Giggs took on the entire Arsenal team for a last minute heart breaker or when Wayne Bridge snuck in with minutes remaining, there remains one solitary ray of happiness, and he goes by the name of Theo Walcott.

The 19 year old front man has had is reputation as a top flight player questioned recently, some maintaining that he is not progressing as quickly as we thought he would, but over the course of the season, the little man has come of age.

Despite only appearing mostly as a substitute, Walcott has impressed, and continues to impress the more games he plays.

I'm not usually one for player bashing, but Walcott has produced more from a handful of appearance since the turn of the year than Eboue has given for the whole season.

The Englishman, labelled as a waste of money by many rival fans, has enhanced his reputation greatly with a string of exciting displays and has had Gooners on the edge of their seats with his speed and willingness to attack defenders.

I honestly can't think of another Arsenal player more deserving of a starting spot in the team this weekend, and if Eboue is picked ahead of him once again, who could question Theo for being mightily pissed off?

Tonight is one of the lowest points of my Arsenal supporting life, but Young Theo has lifted my spirits, and I pray he can do it again at the weekend.

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Date:Tuesday April 8 2008
Time: 11:19PM


Yup, he should have played today from the start.
08/04/2008 23:28:00
Good article mate, how Eboue gets in the side before Theo I will never know.
08/04/2008 23:32:00
Wish I could read on and get involved in debate, but my head is going into the oven
08/04/2008 23:32:00
Hehe GB, I completely understand. Cheers Rocky, we need to look at the positives from this as well and Theo's run was certainly one. I dont think he will be *****ed that Eboue starts ahead of him, coz he has made an impact as a sub taking on tiring defenders. You can argue that it was Wenger's strategy all along and the next step is to give him a few starts. Hope that happens this weekend.
08/04/2008 23:38:00
He deserves it so much. He has worked his ********* off to get into this team whilst Eboue has been lazy and disinterested, on top of all that he's a dirty cheat whereas Walcott is as honest as the day is long.
08/04/2008 23:41:00
Walcott is good, but not consistent enough. Hope he can show us some magic vs manure this Sunday. many players looked too tired. in the 2nd half, some players did not even contribute much. this made those already tired players work even harder than ever.
08/04/2008 23:45:00
Good game actually, shame them feckin scousers won it, good game. Funny old game...
Blue is the colour
08/04/2008 23:52:00
Matthew; Do you think that Eboue has been consistent enough?
08/04/2008 23:54:00
walcott........ahahahahha good one, he might score a hat trick at OT and then surley youll win the prem aahahahahaha
08/04/2008 23:57:00
nope doesn't make me feel better at all.
09/04/2008 00:04:00
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