Theo Walcott reveals that Hector Bellerin is now the fastest player at Arsenal
Spanish youngster has broken Walcott's 40m sprint record
Wednesday 13 August 2014
Theo Walcott is no longer the fastest player at Arsenal, it has emerged.
During a Q&A session with fans yesterday, the England winger revealed that Spanish youngster Hector Bellerin has broken his 40m sprint record.
Back in 2009, Walcott recorded a time of 4.42 seconds, beating Gunners' legend Thierry Henry's record of 4.82 seconds.
According to Walcott, however, there is now a new speed king at the club.
Asked who would win in a race between himself and Henry, Walcott answered at the Q&A: "Me! Thierry is in his 30s now so I would be very disappointed if I didn’t beat him. I beat his sprint record which Hector [Bellerin] has now broken."
The right-back Bellerin joined Arsenal from Barcelona in 2011, and has made one competitive appearance for the north Londoners - coming on as a substitute in the Capital One Cup penalty victory at West Brom in September 2012. Arsenal won the match 4-3 on penalties after the game ended 1-1 after extra time.
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The 19-year-old went on loan to Watford in January, and played in eight matches for the Championship club before he was recalled by Arsenal in February.
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