The Arsenal forward’s attempt was bad but the one completed by the club’s famous mascot was a whole lot worse.
If Theo Walcott is serious about challenging Olivier Giroud for the role of Arsenal’s main striker this season, Dizzy Goal attempts like this simply will not do.
The 26-year-old put in a contender for the worst attempt of The Global Goals initiative designed to raise awareness about poverty, climate change and injustice in the world.
Having completed the required number of spins around the ball, manager Arsene Wenger could only watch on as Walcott and fellow Arsenal star Mikel Arteta completed their feeble attempts.
But both players’ blushes were ultimately spared thanks to the presence of the club’s famous mascot Gunnersaurus.
Having previously made headlines for taking part in a minute’s silence at a Premier League game, the Arsenal mascot appears keen to play an active part in club life.
However, his attempt at the Dizzy Goal proved disastrous, with Gunnersaurus stumbling through the spinning process before unleashing a shot so weak, it barely moved off the penalty spot.
Now, we’re pretty sure even Nicklas Bendtner would have done better in the circumstances!