The England international had held that specific title over 40m after dethroning club legend Thierry Henry two years prior, however, he relinquished the honour to Bellerin last year as the 20-year-old beat the sprint record by one hundredth of a second.
Now the Spaniard says he has beaten the record by a larger margin this year, but says Walcott will never confirm his story:
“Everyone keeps telling me different numbers,” he told The Sun [via Mirror Sport].
“But I know I beat Theo by literally one hundredth of a second after he had beaten Thierry, so you can do the maths.”
“It was very close last year but this year I beat Theo by more of a distance. He won’t tell you that, though!,” Bellerin added.
The pair will be hoping to use their electric pace to devastating effect for the Gunners on Monday night as they welcome in-form Liverpool to the Emirates Stadium.
Bellerin missed the opening game of the season through injury against West Ham United, but returned to the starting XI against Crystal Palace last weekend and his cross was turned into the net by Eagles defender Damien Delaney and handed the visitors all three points..
Meanwhile Walcott is yet to start for the North Londoners despite impressing during pre-season and could find himself on the bench for the game against the Merseyside outfit after Olivier Giroud impressed in the centre-forward role at Selhurst Park.
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