Walcott: I never dreamed of hitting 100

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Last night’s second half strike against Sutton meant Theo Walcott became the 18th player in Arsenal’s history to score 100 goals for the club.

The England international took just over 11 years and 370 games to reach the landmark and admitted after the FA Cup win that it wasn’t something he’d ever dreamt of achieving.

“I always wanted to put my all in, hard work, but never really [expected to] be in that category of 100 goals for Arsenal,” he told Arsenal Player. 

“It’s great. I’m lost for words to be fair because I didn’t really think about it before and it’s just happened. It’ll probably hit me in a few days I’m sure, but I really enjoyed that.

“I’m really proud of that personal achievement of mine. Especially playing out wide, to get that many goals… I don’t want it to stop now. It’s a really good achievement, I’m really happy.

“I couldn’t have done it without the guys as well, past and present, and I can’t thank them enough, all the players I’ve played with up to this point, and this group is brilliant. That’s a special moment for myself personally.”

Well done to Theo on hitting the milestone.

Back in the day, the board would have sanctioned the release of a DVD, unfortunately, his first goal was so long ago we’re not there’s a record of it.

Arsenal’s centurions

Thierry Henry / 228
Ian Wright / 185
Cliff Bastin / 178
John Radford / 149
Jimmy Brain / 139
Ted Drake / 139
Doug Lishman / 137
Robin van Snakey / 132
Joe Hulme / 125
David Jack / 124
Dennis Bergkamp / 120
Reg Lewis / 118
Alan Smith / 115
Jack Lambert / 109
Frank Stapleton / 108
David Herd / 107
Joe Baker / 100
Theo Walcott / 100

Olivier Giroud is currently on 93 goals for the Gunners.

 

 

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