Walcott brings up one hundred objectives for Arsenal
Theo Walcott became the 18th player to score one hundred objectives for Arsenal in Monday’s 2-0 FA Cup fifth round clash with Sutton United.
England forward Walcott hit a hat-trick against former club Southampton inside the fourth round from the FA Cup to move to 99 and brought up his century using a composed finish from close range to produce it 2-0 early inside the second half against non-league Sutton.
It was the 27-year-old’s 15th target on the season, with 2016-17 already his second most prolific campaign for the Gunners – shy only of his 21-goal haul in 2012-13.
Walcott has 63 Premier League objectives for Arsenal, with 11 inside the FA Cup and nine within the League Cup. He has hat-tricks in all of English football’s main competitions and would be the only Arsenal player to possess scored in each the League Cup and FA Cup final.
His remaining strikes are from Champions League action, whilst only Robin van Persie (64) has extra ambitions than his 50 at Emirates Stadium.
Taking 373 games to attain 100 tends to make Walcott the slowest of Arsenal’s centurions. Ted Drake was the quickest, in a rapid 108 outings, with Ian Wright’s 143 games marking the next most efficient return.