Theo Walcott reveals that Hector Bellerin is now the fastest player at Arsenal

Spanish youngster has broken Walcott's 40m sprint record

James Orr
Thursday 14 August 2014 13:24
Hector Bellerin (left) and Theo Walcott
Hector Bellerin (left) and Theo Walcott

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.

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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