Hat-trick hero Theo 40-1 for golden touch

THEO WALCOTT has shown he can be successful as the main central striker for Arsenal and he is 40-1 with BetVictor to win the Premier League Golden Boot after helping himself to a hat-trick in the 7-3 mauling of Newcastle at the Emirates on Saturday.

The Englishman, who is out of contract this summer, moved on to a league tally of eight with only six players Gareth Bale (nine), Jermain Defoe (ten), Luis Suarez (11), Michu (13), Demba Ba (13) and Robin van Persie (14) ahead of him in the goalscoring charts.

Ba’s brace in north London saw him cut to 10-1 to claim the Golden Boot but van Persie’s is the 11-8 favourite to retain his crown following another goal for Manchester United in their 2-0 success over West Brom at Old Trafford.

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Man City v Roma

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  • Roma have won all six of their matches this season
Expert verdict
This should be a high-quality encounter with plenty of goals. Manchester City are finding their rhythm in forward positions - they have scored 11 goals in their last two matches - but the Premier League champions remain suspect defensively and in-form Roma should provide a real test at the Etihad.

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