by Nia Griffiths

Theo Walcott may fancy himself as a forward (although after his last couple of matches last season, you can’t really blame him) but it turns out he’s one of our top ten playmakers in the Premier League of all time.

The 26-year-old has now made 63 assists in 302 appearances – 39 of which have come in the Premier League alone.

When playing on the wing, the Englishman uses his unrivaled pace to tear up the pitch, slotting the ball across the box for someone to tap home. Other times, he’s sprinting through the middle, making opposition defenders look as if they’re wading through treacle, and passing the ball out wide for someone to curl into the top corner.

Although I truly believe Walcott has a future as a striker at our club, his achievements elsewhere on the pitch should be noted. He’s a useful player and, when he’s shaken off his injury fully next season, I reckon he’ll be an immense asset.