Theo Walcott is the EA SPORTS Player of the Month.

The England international only made one start in October - but the hat-trick he scored that night earned him top spot in our official club poll with 31.4 per cent of the votes.

The game in question was of course Reading in the Capital One Cup when Theo sparked our famous comeback from 4-0 down with a fine finish in the dying seconds of the first half.

He was credited with the last-gasp equaliser too after his shot just about crossed the line and then smashed Arsenal into a 6-5 lead to end Reading's resistance in extra time.

Theo was also on target at West Ham in October, coming off the bench to apply another excellent finish in a 3-1 win. Further substitute appearances came against Olympiacos and QPR.

Theo pipped Mikel Arteta to our October award, finished four per cent ahead of the consistent Spanish midfielder. Santi Cazorla - winner in August and September - was third. 

October Player of the Month - Results

Player % of votes
Theo Walcott 31.4
Mikel Arteta 27.2
Santi Cazorla 12.2
Others 29.2

Arsenal fan Alyssa Prasmusinto from Southampton has won the chance to present Theo with his award before Saturday's game at Emirates Stadium. She will also receive two tickets to that match.

"Theo was the star of the greatest comeback ever against Reading," said Alyssa. "I saw a renewed team spirit that night and all because of Theo!"

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6 Nov 2012