Newest Review: ... just think that technically he is not upto scratch. I was lucky enough to meet Theo Walcott personally and he is a really nice man. But, o... more
Member Name: paulie1975
Date: 04/02/09, updated on 06/04/09 (12 review reads)
Advantages: Pacy, intelligent, good goalscorer
Disadvantages: Can he play up front
So Theo Walcott, is he going to be a great player or is he totally over-rated?
Its a big question and one that doubters will say still hasn't been resolved. I'd disagree with this comment to a point but accept that he does still have a lot to do to match the ridiculous hype the press have heaped on him.
Walcott has not done much in his career but has become an integral part of the Arsenal team and their downfall coincided with his injury, he has proven to have a real eye for goal and that he can outpace any player in the world at international, premier league or champions league level, he currently plays right wing and his pace takes him past most people, meaning he can cut the ball back for Adebayor, Van Persie or Eduardo to score easily.
Walcott has an exceptional future and he will eventually adapt to become a striker, possibly playing off of Rooney, allowing Rooney to play his clever passes to a striker with pace to burn who is confident making intelligent runs.
Walcott has six England caps and three goals, all scored in the Croatia World Cup qualifier, he destroyed Croatia that day and will come to be a vital part of an emerging national team in due course.
Summary: Potential Great