Theo Walcott is the fastest footballer in FIFA 14’s Premier League and third fastest in the world.
This statistic has proven to be of great importance for the players as the Arsenal forward apparently complained to EA Sports at player events that he is not fast enough in the game.
But it seems like his hard work on the pitch paid off and EA recognised his development and turned him into the fastest footballer in the League.
The England international is surprisingly followed by his teammate Ryo Miyaichi who has amassed 17 appearances for Arsenal.
The rest of the Top 5 spots are covered by Newcastle’s Loic Remy, Tottenham’s Kyle Walker and Aston Villa’s Gabriel Agbonlahor.
But the former Southampton player’s talent gets even more recognition as he is also the game’s third fastest player overall.
Parma’s Jonathan Biabiany is FIFA 14’s fastest player and is followed by Fortuna Dusseldorf’s Mathis Bolly, who is the only player on the list not playing for the top division.
Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Cagliari’s Victor Ibarbo are on fourth and fifth place respectively.
“Gamers will benefit from new sprint dribble turns in the game this year, with players able to utilise quick, explosive cuts and turns to beat defenders one-on-one with the ball. That makes speed an even more powerful weapon in the game” says EA Sports.
They are right as Walcott is a very impressive player as he counts 185 appearances and 40 goals for Arsenal. Last season he also finished as the Gunners’ top scorer with 14 goals and we can assume that his speed played a vital role in this achievement.
The 24-year-old will be expected to offer a lot of solutions up front for all the Gooner gamers where he will be able to break hard defenses, provide assists and also score goals.
Since there is also no Arsene Wenger you will also be taking the role of the North London club’s gaffer and if you want even more speed you can add Miyaichi to the mix and get top defenders, such as Manchester United’s Nemanja Vidic and Paris Saint-Germain’s Thiago Silva, running.
As aforementioned, speed in the FIFA games is considered as very important for the players as United’s Rio Ferdinand tweeted EA Sport and also complained about his speed stats from last year.
The defender is not in the Top 5 but he has yet to send another tweet so we might assume he is happy as it is.
Here is Ferdinand’s tweet:
@EASPORTSFIFA before it goes LIVE at 6pm my Pace better have been upped to the rightful 70’s!!
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) March 20, 2013