I really liked Babel, he was a good guy and for me a good player who always had potential. i was harsh in calling him brainless but really just said Walcott is getting worshipped when in fact he is about as good as Babel. And imo shitter than Babel. He plays for Arsenal with RVP to assist and all that passing to scoer from and plays everygame whereas Babel for us....?
Walcott is a better player than Babel, there's no argument about that. He's better in every department, he's quicker, he's a better passer of the ball, he's a better finisher, I'd be willing to bet per game Walcott has considerably more goals & assists than Babel (in the premiership). The only similarity I see is that they're a similar age & neither have really hit their full potential. The key difference for me is that Walcott does
go through patches of being on fire, Babel never really had a spell like that for us, one or two games here & there & that was about it.
As I said in a previous post, Walcott's problem is consistency. He'll have 5 games where he's brilliant & the next 5 he'll look like he should be anywhere other than a football pitch. Like it or not though he's a considerable upgrade on our wide options at present.