3 1. Hector Bellerin ran 40 metres in 4.41 seconds – It was really unexpected, Bellerin said of his Arsenal sprint record. I worked a lot on my speed and power with the conditioning coach last year. The work that you dont see, in the shadows, really shows on the pitch. We were just having a test and then they told me I was the fastest at the club. I did not beat it by that much.” 2. Theo Walcott ran 40 metres in 4.42 seconds – find out who Arsenal’s fastest ever player is by clicking the arrow above, right – Walcott is one of the fastest players in world football and, until this year, he was the fastest man at Arsenal, but after smashing Thierry Henry’s record, the England attacker has found himself bumped into second spot. “Did he have the wind, was it downhill? Walcott joked about his successor as Gunners sprint king. 3 3 Speed is a key weapon in a modern footballer’s, ahem, arsenal, and the Gunners can boast some incredibly quick players.But who is the fastest Gunner ever?Assuming Charlie George, Ted Drake and Steve Morrow weren’t faster than any of the modern day Gunners, those who have played under Arsene Wenger’s 19-year stewardship, you’ll find the results above. 3. Thierry Henry ran 40 metres in 4.82 seconds – find out who Arsenal’s fastest ever players are by clicking the arrow above! – Arsenal have had some lightning fast players over the years, and under Arsene Wenger’s management the club carefully record speed records in training. A course is carefully laid out at the clubs London Colney training ground, with timing gates set up to measure speeds over the first five metres, from five to 15 metres and finally from the start to the 40 metre finish. For years, the record was held by Henry, who clocked 4.82 seconds over the full distance, but his record was broken by a young Gunner. Find out who it was on the next slide.