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Arsene Wenger says he’s not surprised to hear that Theo Walcott is now a Guinness World Record holder although he admits he wouldn’t necessarily have guessed the striker’s ball control would secure him such a feat.

The England international secured his place in the annual book of human achievements by bringing a football under control after it was dropped from a height of 34 metres, beating the previous record, held by professional freestyle footballer John Farworth, by two metres.

Here’s what the boss had to say on the matter on Friday. We sense the irony of Walcott of all people getting the plaudits is not lost on him.

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