Wenger on Theo Walcott's world record

Theo Walcott is a world record holder.

He successfully controlled a ball dropped from 34 metres at the training ground this week - keeping the ball up for five touches to set a new official mark.

It’s no mean feat and, although Arsene Wenger was otherwise engaged when Theo was making history, he’s impressed.

“It doesn’t surprise me,” said the boss. “It was not necessarily what I expected him to be a world record holder for, but it’s true that to take the ball from the crane and to beat the distance and all these super skilful players, you need a super touch.


“I didn’t see it, but I think you need to do five touches [to get the world record] so it’s absolutely great.

“Theo has a great focus capacity too and of course he is more known for his pace, for the quality of his runs and the quality of his finishing and less for the technical skill, so it shows that he has that as well in his locker.”


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