PICTURE SPECIAL: Bale joins Arsenal ... for Walcott's 21st birthday bash

16 March 2010 10:12
Birthday boy: Theo Walcott celebrated his 21st birthday with girlfriend Melanie Slade at the Paramount members club in London

It's not often you see Arsenal and Tottenham players cross the north London divide to enjoy a night out together.

But the clubs put their differences to one side last night to celebrate Gunners star Theo Walcott's 21st birthday.

A number of Arsenal's title-chasing players and Spurs' man of the moment Gareth Bale enjoyed a night on the town on Sunday to celebrate the landmark occasion.

Walcott and Bale both emerged through the ranks at Southampton and theWales international did not let the bitter rivalry between the two clubs stophim from sharing an evening with the England winger at top London nightspot Paramount.

Eduardo, Andrey Arshavin and veteran defender Sol Campbell all joined Walcott and his long-term partner Melanie Slade at the weekend bash.

And while the party may have been a relatively booze-free zone the pacy forward was treated to an extravagant cake from his family and friends to ring in his 21st year.

Friendship: Tottenham Hotspur player Gareth Bale was another guest at the party - he became friends with Theo when the two played for Southampton's youth squad

Walcott's Arsenal team-mates were also joined by Little Britain star and dedicated Gooner Matt Lucas at the soiree.

Happy birthday Theo. Out on the town: Sol Campbell and Eduardo arrive with their partners

Sunday soiree: Andrey Arshavin was joined by Little Britain star Matt Lucas

Special: Theo received this lavish birthday cake in honour of his 21st birthday

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Source: Daily_Mail