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(Photo) Arsenal star Theo Walcott races Jamie Vardy in England training before Southgate likely leaves one out v Malta

Arsenal star Theo Walcott and Leicester City hero Jamie Vardy are two of the fastest players in the Premier League.

Both are currently on international duty with England, who play Malta at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.

Ahead of that match, Walcott and Vardy were pictured racing each other while slaloming through plastic poles in training.

Game face ready for tomorrow!

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While there is more to their games than speed alone, Walcott and Vardy’s raw pace is arguably their biggest asset.

However, that asset is unlikely to be overly useful against a Malta side who will rarely venture beyond the edge of their own penalty area this weekend.

Nevertheless, caretaker England boss Gareth Southgate will likely opt to pick one of them in his starting XI.

We expect Walcott to start on the right flank, with Vardy probably left on the bench to be an impact sub, while Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is given the lone striker’s role from kickoff.

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