Writer: Nick Simmonett
Date:Sunday July 1 2007
Theo Walcott is aiming to score around 10 goals next season for The Gunners, but stressed that he is no miracle man.
There has been immense pressure on young Theo since his arrival from Southampton in January of last year. The young forward didn't make a single appearance for the Arsenal first team in his first 5 months as an Arsenal player.
His first chance in the Red & White came on the opening day of last season against Aston Villa when he came on to save the day as he set up Gilberto's equalizer.
The pressure is sure to grow even more next season if manager Arsene Wenger decides against signing a high-profile player. The obvious similarities in the way Henry and Walcott play is sure to be a factor in that pressure, but Theo just has his heart set on improving.
'I know I’m quite a high-profile player but I’m just 18, so all I want to do is work hard and try to get more starts for the first team,' he said.
'I want to get 10 goals next season and I would like to make 20 or 25 starts. Basically I want to improve every year.'
It remains to be seen whether Wenger will attempt to use Walcott to partially replace Henry and the goals he brought to the team.
The Arsenal manager has already confirmed that Theo's long-term future will be as a striker, but he was deployed as a winger in the majority of games last season.
Date:Sunday July 1 2007
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