To be competitive you usually need 4 wingers and 3 strikers, Walcott can fill two of those places. He instantly makes the team stronger, and gives us another experienced head in the team. He's not going to pull up any trees, but his pace will cause teams problems. We saw the same when Lennon came in. I'm not too happy about the wages, but as people have mentioned, when city began their siege on the league, they had to buy a whole lot of Santa Cruz's before they got their Silva's.