Theo Walcott is one of the brightest stars in world football. At the age of just twenty-two, he is already approaching 200 appearances for Arsenal and has won a host of admirers for his dazzling play and positive attitude.
It has been a meteoric rise for a boy from a small village who only started playing football at the age of ten. In Theo: Growing Up Fast, he tells the story of what it has been like to live out those dreams: scoring a perfect hat-trick in his first ever game, netting on his first start for Southampton (and his second, and his third!), and then the move to the Premier League with Arsenal and playing with his hero Thierry Henry.
Theo reflects back on his experiences on the highest stage, first as an untried seventeen-year-old with England in Germany in 2006, battling back from injuries and then suffering the disappointment of missing out on the World Cup in 2010. Full of wit, verve, and the pace that makes him such a threat on the pitch, he reveals what its really like to be Theo, growing up fast in football with Arsenal and England.show more