Theo Walcott was only 17 when he made his Arsenal debut in 2006, but can you remember the Gunners’ XI from that day?
“Theo Walcott is a very young player, but has already shown in his performances for Southampton that he is a talented player with huge potential,” said Arsene Wenger after signing the youngster in January 2006.
“I also like the fact that he is a versatile player who is incredibly dedicated, shows great determination to succeed and is blessed with electric pace. We are delighted Theo has signed for the Club and will make a fantastic addition to our squad.”
Walcott was famously named in England’s 2006 World Cup squad without making a Premier League appearance, although he didn’t play a single minute in Germany.
But the forward made his Arsenal bow during their 1-1 draw against Aston Villa, which was also the first competitive game staged at the Emirates Stadium.
After entering the pitch as a 73rd-minute substitute, Walcott was instrumental in creating Arsenal’s equaliser. He would go on to make 397 club appearances, scoring 108 goals, before leaving for Everton in 2018.
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