Walcott nets 100th Arsenal goal against Sutton


After 11 years with Arsenal, Theo Walcott finally reached the century of goals for the 13-time English champions after poking the second goal against fifth-tier Sutton United on Monday night.

The 28-year-old forward scored his first goal for the club in the 2007 league Cup final against Chelsea, a game the Gunners eventually lost 2-1, courtesy of a brace from Didier Drogba.

Injuries have threatened to hamper the England international’s progress at the Emirates, but has joined just 17 other players who have scored a century or more goals.

Walcott joined Arsenal as a fresh faced teenager in a shocking deal from Southampton in 2006, and has gone on to become a club legend, after scoring in the 2014 and 2015 FA Cup finals.

The winger, who has scored five hat-tricks in his time with the North London outfit, while Newcastle and London rivals, Chelsea are his favorite teams having netted six goals against both teams.

Over the years, Walcott has had criticisms labelled at him from different quarters, majorly from the media, but by reaching this landmark, is going a long way to correcting that notion.

He has scored 50 goals at home, 47 away and three at neutral venues. He has also scored 63 goals in The Premier League, 17 in the Champions League, 11 in the FA Cup and 9 in the League Cup.

Walcott has scored 15 goals this season, only behind Alexis Sanchez, who has hit 20. He needs a further 129 goals to beat the all-time scoring record of the club, set by Thierry Henry.


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