Theo Walcott has got plenty of stick over the years since signing for Arsenal, with the winger struggling with regular injuries and a lack of consistency, but it takes a lot of ability to spend over a decade with such a big club.
Signed as a teenager from Southampton in 2006, Walcott has now celebrated ten years at Arsenal and, despite the issues, his numbers are very impressive- finding the net around once in every four appearances, on average.
On this day in 2006: @theowalcott signed for Arsenal from Southampton
Goals: 96 pic.twitter.com/OFFn9Rgc6k
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) January 20, 2017
Now just four goals shy of a century for the Gunners, Walcott has accumulated 364 appearances and won the FA Cup in 2014. Whilst many would expect him to score more, he’s regularly been played out wide and that limits his opportunities.
This term, Walcott is enjoying his best form for a while and boasts eight Premier League goals in 16 appearances, along with two assists.
Currently injured, Walcott will be hoping to return to form swiftly and hit the three-figure mark in goals for Arsenal- which would put him in esteemed company, with just 17 other players reaching this landmark.