Theo Walcott

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Arsenal attacker Theo Walcott feels his side are ready for their biggest test of the campaign when they take on Manchester United on Sunday. The north London club are the last team to have beaten the Citizens during their FA Cup semi-final in April. They also ran the Mancunian giants close in the corresponding outing last term where Walcott scored the opener in a 2-1 defeat.

Walcott, 28, is unlikely to make a start at the Etihad this time around, but he believes the Gunners can halt the Citizens' 14-match winning streak across all competitions, he said: "I feel like the next step now is to win. Last year we went 1-0 up and then faded away in the second half, it was very disappointing in the end, losing the game. It's going to be the biggest test. We are in positive form in the Premier League at the moment. We need to concentrate on our strengths because we are quietly going about our business in the Premier League at this time."

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has admitted Theo Walcott will have to show patience in order to secure regular Premier League football this season.


The England international bagged a brace in the 4-2 Europa League win over BATE Borisov and continued his fine form which included the winner against Doncaster Rovers in the third round of the League Cup.

Prior to the Brighton & Hove Albion game, Wenger was asked whether Walcott's performance could influence his plans in the Premier League, to which he replied: “Yes. (But) the competition up front is hard. I have Sanchez, I have Walcott. I have shown Theo I have confidence in him for a big game (at BATE). I have a different schedule for the players who have played the full 90 (on Thursday); I will rotate again on Sunday. He could have scored more (at BATE), but his strength is scoring goals. He can score goals: he is a good finisher and had two or three more chances. But as long as the team played very well, there were plenty of chances.”

Arsenal have reportedly decided to start contract talks with a number of first-team players before Christmas in order to avoid the uncertainty over their futures.


According to The Telegraph, Aaron Ramsey, Theo Walcott, Petr Cech, Danny Welbeck and Nacho Monreal are all contracted until the summer of 2019, and the Gunners intend to be proactive by tying their top players to fresh deals.

Long serving Gunners player Theo Walcott is facing an important career quagmire at the moment.


He joined the club in 2006 and has established a decent profile. However, he has rarely managed to match expectations for over a decade.

At 28 years, he is not a sure starter in the Arsenal set-up anymore and with the loss of his spot in the England national side, he is desperate for regular game time. He joined the Three Lions at 17 years when Sven Goran-Eriksson handed him his debut. He wants to remain in the team under Gareth Southgate but the coach demands regular football at the highest level.

Arsenal winger Theo Walcott has no regrets about the comments made following the Gunner's 3-0 thumping at the hands of Crystal Palace last season.


The England international said that the Eagles had wanted it more during their demoralising loss, and this did not go well with the club's faithful, who demanded manager Arsene Wenger to step down from his duties.

Premier League side West Ham United are keen on landing Arsenal winger Theo Walcott this summer.


The Hammers are targeting a £25 million bid for the embattled player. Walcott has failed to make his mark in the international scene due to his inconsistencies playing at the Emirates.

Arsenal star Theo Walcott’s career is winding down faster than he could imagine.


The winger is snubbed at club and country despite showing sparks of brilliance few years back. The 28-year old star is set to remain for yet another year at the Emirates, though some reports claim he might exit the team.

Arsenal star forward Theo Walcott was pictured enjoying the sun at a beach with his family.


The former Southampton man was with his wife Melanie and son Finley as he made the best of an extended holiday after being snubbed for the Three Lions international fixtures.

Tottenham Hotspur fans taunted Arsenal forward Theo Walcott in their 2-0 defeat over the Gunners at White Hart Lane in a Premier League fixture.


The fans called Walcott “a sh*t Aaron Lennon.” As the Three Lions star warmed up down the touchline for his appearance the home fans kept chanting “you’re just a s**t Aaron Lennon and “Theo what’s the score,” according to reports.

Theo Walcott is going through one of his best seasons as a player of Arsenal.


The English player has so far, scored Premier League 10 goals in 24 appearances which is actually the highest amount of goals that Walcott has scored with an Arsenal jersey in his entire playing career except for the season of 2012-13 which is when he managed to score 14 league goals.

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