Defending Walcott....in heels

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Defending Walcott….in heels. Theo's out and he will be for the next 6 months. What does that mean for the average. Arsenal fan? Nothing. Because they all ...

Defending Walcott….in heels. Theo’s out and he will be for the next 6 months. What does that mean for the average Arsenal fan? Nothing. Because they all bloody hate him. In my time spent wandering around Goonerville I’ve never seen a player get more of an unfair slagging off by the supporters than Theo Walcott. Ask around. They all think he’s rubbish. Why? “Because he’s shite that why”. But why? “ Because he’s shite woman that’s why and the only people who defend him wear high heels”. Very well then. I don’t wear heels often but I do when I want to make a statement. Allow me to grab my stilettos not just to poke holes in your lazy argument but take you on a short walk where you will discover with an attitude like that, you may be more woman than you think and not for the good reasons. 1) You think your opinions are facts because you are backing them up with emotion. Well sorry that’s not the way it works. For the sake of bloggy economy I’ll be brief with the following statistics from this and last season but here are the facts. Taken from Arsenal.com , for 12/13 Walcott ended this campaign with 21 strikes in all competitions, from 43 appearances (12 of which were from the bench). The 24-year-old, also contributed 16 assists, more than any other Arsenal player, and overall he either scored or assisted once every 80 minutes throughout the campaign.

For 13/14, taken from whoscored.com: maybe not top of the class but clearly not rubbish: Tournament

Apps

Goals

Assists

Yellow

Red SpG

PS% AW MoM

Rating

Premier League*

9(4)

5

4

1

-

2.5

81.4

0.2

2

7.14

UEFA Champions League*

1(1)

1

-

-

-

2

85.7

-

-

6.91

Total

10 (5)

6

4

1

2.4

81.8

0.2

2

7.11

2) You are chronically dissatisfied no matter how hard you man works for you. Out of those 21 goals in 12/13, (taken from Arsenal.com) his tally included hat-tricks against Reading (in the Capital One Cup) and Newcastle (in the Premier League), as well as scoring against Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester United - all for the second season in a row. This season he came out to

score twice against City in that 6-3 defeat, he scored twice against West Ham on Boxing Day and he scored against Spurs in the FA cup match where he injured himself

out the world cup. What else do you want from him? Blood? Jesus already gave you that. 3) You demand perfection but you don’t want to hang around while the work gets done. Arsene Wenger isn’t known for buying superstars, he’s known for creating them, much as he did with Henry who was found languishing as a winger at Juventus and later with RVP. One could argue and win that Walcott was actually better than Henry at the age they both started at Arsenal. If you don’t think he has a “football brain” you are sadly remiss in thinking he won’t grow one playing alongside the likes of Mesut Ozil. And don’t act like you didn’t throw the towel in on Ramsey before his metamorphosis. I’m not saying that Walcott’s flashes of genius are not followed by frustratingly inconsistent periods of mediocrity. Or that it not okay to be upset that you were sold a dream of a new Henry, I’m just saying you cannot in good conscience call the guy shyte. If you’re upset use your words and make them make sense. Love, Theo’s mum, err... I mean Roy’s Keen.