It was the best piece of skill seen in ANY competition for a long long time and should be the re-ignition of young Theo's career, the moment he finally arrived in an Arsenal shirt.
Instead it will be forgotten as moments later Liverpool put out Arsenal's Champions League fuse.
The expectation on Theo's shouldiers is huge. And until recently he hasn't quite been able to live up to it. But its not his fault he is young, cost a lot of money and is English is it?
He hasn't been ready but he is now. His recent performances have shown it.
Until lately we have only seen glimpse's of what Theo can do. He has been used as an impact player from the bench. Someone with pace to run at tired leg's late on in matches.
He wasn't ready to start games, he is now.
Gone seems the naive star-struck kid, replaced with a power pacy player ready to take on the world. He is ready now. Ready to start game's. He wasn't before despite his recent superb cameo's from the bench.
I know Eboue's been poor lately and Theo has been great, but would it be fair to have expected Theo to save our season? Thats what would have happened. He already has alot resting on his shouldiers and that would have been a burden he could do without. Saving a struggling team.
Nothing is expected of Arsenal now. Now is the time to loosen the leash and set Theo free. No pressure, just play. Go build a platform to show us what you can do next season. And i'm sure it will be a big season for Theo.
Theo has been protected enough, its time to unleash him. Starting with United on Sunday. Theo has been straining the leash for a while, now its time to UNLEASH THE HOUND!
Keep it Goonerish.....