Theo Walcott epitomises all that Arsene Wenger has been talking about in the last few days.
This squad is blossoming and with a few tweaks here and there, to add a little bit of experience, will surely come to fruition and stun everybody by winning the title and with style!
Theo Walcott performed what Wenger bought him for.
He raced from deep onto a through ball from the middle of the pitch supplied by Gilberto. His marker couldn’t keep up with him while he raced on to one to one with the goalkeeper before coolly passing the ball past him and into the net.
Both the pace and the finish were reminiscent of a certain Thierry Henry on his day. No wonder Theo has been picked by two England managers at the same time. It must be a kind of a record!
He has been named in Stuart Pearce's Under-21 squad for next Thursday's friendly with Wales in Wrexham and will then link up with the senior party for the friendlies with USA and Trinidad and Tobago.
David James (Portsmouth), Joe Hart (Man City), Chris Kirkland (Wigan), Wayne Bridge (Chelsea), Wes Brown (Man Utd), Ashley Cole (Chelsea), Rio Ferdinand (Man Utd), Phil Jagielka (Everton), Glen Johnson (Chelsea), John Terry (Chelsea), Stephen Warnock (Blackburn), David Wheater (Middlesbrough), Jonathan Woodgate (Tottenham), Gareth Barry (Aston Villa), David Beckham (LA Galaxy), David Bentley (Blackburn), Joe Cole (Chelsea), Stewart Downing (Middlesbrough), Owen Hargreaves (Man Utd), Tom Huddlestone (Tottenham), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Jermaine Jenas (Tottenham), Frank Lampard (Chelsea), Theo Walcott (Arsenal), Ashley Young (Aston Villa), Gabriel Agbonlahor (Aston Villa), Dean Ashton (West Ham), Peter Crouch (Liverpool), Jermain Defoe (Portsmouth), Michael Owen (Newcastle), Wayne Rooney (Man Utd)