Arsenal announced today that Theo Walcott, the young English striker will wear the No. 14 shirt next season.
This is a big step for the young player from shirt No.32 to having No.14,which is a legendary shirt, it was Henry’s number, and he was the best striker ever to play for Arsenal.
This shows several things on Wenger’s part:
1. Theo will be used more often this season, and definitely in a more attacking role.
2. Wenger has faith in Theo’s abilities – giving him the No.14 shirt is a very symbolic move.
It is funny that they also have the similarity that they have been used on the wing – Henry at Juve and Theo last season for Arsenal. They are both also very pacy.
Obviously Theo is his own player and all players are induviduals, but this does say good things about his potential to be a great player!