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Walcott's New Year Resolutions

Walcott's New Year Resolutions

Theo Walcott has a couple of New Year's resolutions that I'm sure all Arsenal fans will hope he can achieve.

Simply put he wants to score more goals, and he wants to get some silverware.

Speaking to Walcott said that whilst he was happy to have created so many for RVP this season, he wants to seriously improve his own tally (currently 4) before the end of the campaign.

'This season I need to get in among the goals a bit more but I'm happy if the team's winning and I'm getting assists.'

His other, is to simply get some silverware into the club again.

'I think we've had so much experience of almost getting there and we just want a bit more. We obviously want to win the league, we want to win every competition we enter. It's been a long time since we won something.'

With three potential prizes up for grabs, whilst the league might be too much, it is in the player's hands.

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Writer:Arsenal Site Staff
Date:Wednesday January 4 2012
Time: 8:51PM


Walcoot is having a bit of a dip in form recently, after he'd made some real progress. I'm still of the opinion he's going to be a fantastic player for us. People forget he's still really young.
05/01/2012 07:33:00
he has to learn to control his pace. running at a constant speed is easy to predict no matter how fast you are. what he needs to do is to change his speed when he is dribbling; pause a bit when the marker is catching up and speed up again to a different direction. he also needs to learn when to cut in diagonally and shoot on sight when no one is in front of him or delay his run for others to get into position if he wants to put in a cross. that is the differences between theo & henry... my humble opinion...
05/01/2012 07:58:00
I think you have a point there Joe, that's something Gervinho does brilliantly. Stops the ball, gets the defender rocking on his heels then pushes past him again. That's Walcott's next step for me, developing some subtlety to his play.
Little Dutch
05/01/2012 08:22:00
Agree with you both. Theo's hero (Henry) used to be a master at it too. See his goal against Inter in the San Siro.
05/01/2012 09:16:00
All very true. A change of pace is much more effective, in many more situations, than blistering pace alone.
No 10
05/01/2012 11:45:00
Walcott needs to think of himself as a wide striker rather than a winger. He has a very good shot (with both feet) from anywhere around the box and it seems the earlier he takes a pop the better a game he has. He is young and he does seem susceptible to confidence dips during seasons and indeed in games. I've said it before but I'll happily say again. When our wide players take shots from the edge of the area, the opposition defense will be easier to move out of position and will create more space for RvP.
No 10
05/01/2012 11:50:00
The problem is that Theo's been with us for 6 years. Surely he should have learnt that by now (how to use his pace effectively as Joe mentions above)? I'm not sure I agree with Rocky that he'll turn out to be a fantastic player for us, although I hope I'm proven wrong. His only real attribute is pace. He doesn't/can't dribble or really take on players and the way teams line up against us at home sitting back deep means he's limited. Perhaps he'll be more effective centrally, but not sure if he can in the system we play.
05/01/2012 11:54:00
Agree Vin, when he's 25 can we stop using age as an excuse? He's been in the first team for what seems like ages now, please start delivering more consistently.
05/01/2012 14:55:00
Theo is a great finisher. He's lacking on confidence at the moment, but which player doesn't suffer from that from time to time. Jack Wilshere has been at the club for nine years, so does that mean he should be consistent and have a full grasp of the game already? Age is a factor, especially when he's only just into his 20s. I fear if we give up on Theo now it will really come back to haunt us in 4 or 5 years.
05/01/2012 16:46:00
I said first team rocky nothing to do with being a youth player from about 10, that's not relevant. If Theo's a great finisher then what's Van Persie?! Being a good finisher isn't just about instinctive stuff, you have to be able to use your brain and keep cool as well if you have to think about it. Great finisher, come on.
05/01/2012 17:59:00
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