He’s started this season better than any other, banging in six Premier League goals already. His wife Melanie just gave birth to a second child. And now he’s set a Guinness World Record.
Competing alongside team-mates Laurent Koscielny, Francis Coquelin and Nacho Monreal, it was Walcott who managed to control a ball dropped from a crane at a staggering height of 34 metres.
Walcott broke the previous record, which stood at 32 metres. To register a successful attempt the player had to control the ball by keeping it off the ground for five touches.