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Theo Walcott now has 100 Arsenal goals, but is he a club great?

Arsenal's Theo Walcott

The forward became the 18th player to score 100 goals for the Gunners.

Arsenal's Theo Walcott celebrates scoring their first goalArsenal's Theo Walcott celebrates scoring their first goal

Sutton United's Gander Green Lane is perhaps not the most glamorous of venues, however it will remain a special place for Arsenal's Theo Walcott, who hit his 100th Gunners goal there.

Arsenal breezed past a determined Sutton with a 2-0 victory in the FA Cup fifth round, with Walcott putting the game beyond doubt and cementing himself in the Gunners' history books in the process.

However, while he's in such illustrious company such as Thierry Henry, Ian Wright, Dennis Bergkamp and Robin van Persie, he is far from a club great, despite his achievements.

Walcott's taken the longest time to reach 100 goals out of those on the list, taking 373 matches to accomplish it, and given that he splits opinion between fans over his worth to the side, he may well never be one.

Arsenal's Theo Walcott during trainingArsenal's Theo Walcott during training

The general perception seems to be that Walcott is a useful first team member of the squad, but far from a key man and could be replaced with significantly better.

A goal every 3.73 matches is pretty impressive for a winger, but if you ask Arsenal fans who they'd prefer out of say, Freddie Ljungberg and Walcott, you'd find that very few would select the England international. 

But what do you think Gunners supporters? Is Walcott close to legendary status?

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