Wenger hails the Walcott show
Published 23:00 21/08/10 By Paul Smith
Theo Walcott was the hat-trick hero as Arsenal smashed Blackpool for six at The Emirates yesterday.
A week after opening their Premier League campaign with a stunning 4-0 triumph at Wigan, Ian Holloway’s men were brought down to earth with an almighty bump.
And 21-year-old Walcott, so often criticised for failure to deliver an end product, was in magnificent form.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger said: “I liked Theo’s game. He showed what I’ve always known. He’s an intelligent player who continues to improve.
“He was collected in the final third. He passed when he needed to and took his goal chances.”