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Theo James Walcott (born 16 March 1989) is an English footballer who plays as a forward for Arsenal and the England national team. Walcott won the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year Award in 2006.
Walcott is a product of the Southampton F.C. Academy and started his career with Southampton before joining Arsenal for £5 million in 2006. His speedy pace and ball crossing led his manager Arsène Wenger to deploy him on the wing for most of his career. In 2012, his contract dispute led him to being played as a striker.
On 30 May 2006, Walcott became England’s youngest ever senior football player aged 17 years and 75 days. On 6 September 2008, he made his first competitive start in a World Cup qualifier against Andorra, and in the following match against Croatia on 10 September he opened his senior international goals tally and became the youngest player in history to score a hat-trick for England. He has represented England at the 2006 World Cup and Euro 2012 and has 31 caps, scoring four goals.

2012–13 season
On 15 September 2012, Walcott came on as a substitute for Gervinho and scored his first goal of the season in a 6–1 win over his former club Southampton. On 26 September, he scored twice in a 6–1 win against Coventry City in the League Cup. On 7 October 2012 Walcott once again found the back of the net in a 3–1 away victory against West Ham United to take his number of goals already up to four. On 30 October 2012, Walcott scored Arsenal’s first goal in first half stoppage time and their fourth goal in second half stoppage time in a League Cup tie at Reading to help the club complete a comeback from 4–0 down to 4–4. Arsenal won 7–5 in extra time, in which Walcott completed his hat-trick and backed up his argument that he should be played as a striker. Former Gunner Niall Quinn praised Walcott’s performance as incredible, in what he described as „the most extraordinary game that I’ve seen.“
On 6 November, Walcott opened the scoring in the 2–2 draw at Schalke in the Champions League. On 17 November, Walcott scored the fifth goal in a repeat of last season’s 5–2 win over Tottenham. On 29 December, Walcott was deployed as a lone striker and scored his first Premier League hat-trick of the season and provided two assists in an emphatic 7–3 win over Newcastle United.
On 18 January 2013, Walcott ended speculation about his future when he signed a new three-year contract with Arsenal. Two days later Walcott scored Arsenal’s only goal in a 2–1 defeat to Chelsea. This started a run of four successive games in which he scored, with Walcott also scoring in a 5–1 win against West Ham on 23 January, a 3–2 win against Brighton in the FA Cup and a 2–2 draw at home to Liverpool.

Style Of Play
Walcott is well known for his blistering pace, with former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola declaring that „you would need a pistol to stop him.“ He has been likened by Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger to the club’s all time leading scorer, Thierry Henry. FIFA World Player of the Year winner Lionel Messi has described Walcott as „one of the most dangerous players I have ever played against.“. In addition to his speed, Walcott also possesses good balance, movement and technique. .