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Arsenal's Walcott: No14 not my first choice

Arsenal attacker Theo Walcott admits he didn't first want his new No14 shirt, formerly Thierry Henry's.

"For me it is best just to think of it as a number," the 19-year-old told arsenal.com. "But then I knew what to expect when I picked this number.

"I actually asked for No 8 at first but Vic [Akers] said that Samir Nasri had it so I was not complaining there. Then he said No 14 was available so straight away I said 'I'll have that'.

"Thierry was my idol. He looked after me when I was first here. It was brilliant to train with him every day and watch what he did. He was the best striker I have ever seen. So I suppose it's like Ade having No 25 because Kanu had that.

"But as I say for me it is just a number."

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