Ever wanted to see Theo Walcott control a ball from 34 metres? Look no further.
Recently, Ray Parlour decided to mosey on down to London Colney to meet up with Francis Coquelin, Theo Walcott, Nacho Monreal and Laurent Koscielny. The objective? To break the Guinness World Record for the highest altitude football drop and control.
Parlour, along with Betfair and a bloke from the Guinness World Record organisation, were on hand to… watch… the event take place.
Basically, a man stood at the top of a cherry-picker and tried to drop a football on our players while they attempted to control it (do five keepie-uppies) with varying results.
Coq was the first to complete the challenge when the ball was dropped from 25 metres. However, while the others struggled, Theo managed to complete it from a massive 34 metres and was therefore crowned the winner.
Speaking ahead of Arsenal’s trip to West Ham, Arsene Wenger praised the forward on his new record, although admitted it’s not one he predicted he’d get…
“It doesn’t surprise me,” said the boss.
“It was not necessarily what I expected him to be a world record holder for, but it’s true that to take the ball from the crane and to beat the distance and all these super skilful players, you need a super touch.”
Watch the full video below.