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Theo Walcott pleased to have reached Premier League appearance landmark

England international Theo Walcott has revealed his pleasure after reaching the 300-appearance landmark in the Premier League. The attacker burst onto the scene as a 17-year-old with Arsenal more than 12 years ago and he has since gone through the highs and lows of the league while accumulating more than 300 appearances.

Speaking to Premier, Walcott said that he is pleased with the achievement on the personal scale. He added that the Premier League has become a tougher competition with every year and this makes it the best domestic division in the world, he quipped: “As a personal achievement, it’s fantastic.

“A lot’s changed up until now – a new football club as well – and I couldn’t have dreamt this from day one. The Premier League has got better. Everyone's an athlete. The level is just increasing every single year. Young players are coming through now more so, as well. The level was so different to every other team but now everyone can beat everyone. That's why it's the best league in the world.”

“Walcott was deemed surplus to requirements at Arsenal during the first half of the previous campaign“ and this saw him pursue a fresh challenge with the Toffees after a decade with the north London club. Thereafter, the Englishman impressed for the “Toffees with three goals“ and three assists from just 14 league appearances but he has struggled to replicate the performance during the ongoing season.

The former Southampton graduate has bagged three goals and two assists this term but the contribution has been few and far between with 23 league games played in the process. As such, he has recently been featuring from the bench with Bernard and Ademola Lookman getting their chance to impress from the wider positions. Everton are currently 11th on the Premier League table with 30 points.