Walcott’s 100… The big milestones in Arsenal ace’s achievement
After a miserable week for Arsenal, the Gunners managed to avoid what would have been the biggest FA Cup upset of all time last night as they ran out 2-0 winners against National League side Sutton United at Gander Green Lane.
The tie really summed up the magic of the competition, with the Premier League powerhouses making a trip south of the River Thames to play the minnows on a much-talked about 3G pitch. While the romantics may have dreamt about the most unlikely Goliath slaying off all time, Arsene Wenger’s side were in no mood to heap more pressure on themselves.
Aside from the huge amount of credit the Amber and Chocolates earned last night with a decent performance on quite the occasion for the club, one of the major stories to come out of the game was to do with Theo Walcott.
After eleven years in north London, the England international notched his 100th goal for the club last night, making him only the 18th player in their history to do so. Like him or loathe him, hitting a century for one of the biggest clubs in England is not an achievement to be sniffed at.
So, with Walcott so often invoking the ire of fans for both club and country, it’s time to celebrate the man for once. With that in mind, here’s a closer look at how he joined Arsenal’s 100 club…