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!
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Interesting story this one, I’m not sure of all the ins and outs – did Theo request the change of shirt?
I think it’s a good move, albeit one that will bring even more comparisons to him and Thierry, but if it enables Theo in any away to emulate his mentor, then I’m all for it. I think next season could be where we begin to see how good Theo can be.
I guess Arsenal probably offered it too him, he probably wanted a better number to show his higher status in the squad for the upcoming season..
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