Pearce: Walcott still adjusting to Arsenal hype
But "Psycho" says the teenager is being put under too much pressure to live up to the star billing he collected when Sven Goran Eriksson controversially took him to Germany, but never played him. Pearce said: "The name, price tag and expectation all go before him.
"That's tough when you are 18.
"People do forget how young he is and think he should be more established and because of the World Cup the expectation levels went through the roof."