Theo Walcott has now scored in 10 different Premier League seasons, just one less than Dennis Bergkamp.
Despite missing a penalty during Arsenal’s 4-3 loss to Liverpool in the opening game of the season, Walcott scored a clinical goal less than two minutes later, meaning he’s now scored in 10 seasons.
The forward joined Arsenal from Southampton in 2006 at the tender age of 16 for a fee worth a reported £5m, which rose to £12m after add-ons etc. His blistering pace made him a secret weapon and he was thrust into the limelight almost as soon as he joined. However, injuries meant his progress stalled and now, at the age of 27, many are wondering whether Arsenal have wasted their time.
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Say what you want about Theo up front (and I’ll probably agree) but out right for Arsenal v Liverpool he showed a glimmer of him at his best. Although he missed the penalty, to come back and score less than two minutes later shows real character.
Will he get to stay at Arsenal next season and equal Bergkamp’s record? I don’t know. All we can hope for is that he stays fit for a while now, perhaps gets a run in the team and really shows why he deserves to be at the club.