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Wenger happy with Theo’s development

Arsenal play their bitter North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday night in the carling Cup semi-final second leg match at White Hart Lane and Gunners manager Arsene Wenger is already playing the motivation game.

England teenage Theo Walcott is set to start the match and Wenger underlines him as the key to Tuesday’s match. Goal.com reports states that Wenger is convinced that Walcott would become one of the brightest gems in world football and he needs time to develop and progress.

Wenger says:

People asked me ‘do you expect more from him?’ I said of course, because I cannot expect less from an 18- year-old player and I believe that he is like every player and wants to play in every game. I am amazed that people are surprised that he is a little bit frustrated when he doesn’t play.It is part of his job and part of his improvement. Overall I am very happy with him. I’ve said many times he will be a striker because of the timing of his runs, and he is clinical finisher.

Wenger is certainly trying and boosting the 18-year old so that he can perform at his best and destroy Spurs on Tuesday night. Well, Wenger certainly knows how to gee players up.

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