In the absence of natural speed, a wily defender is going to use his tactical nous and dirty tricks to slow down a speedy opponent.
So how do you conquer a master of the dark arts? Vary your movement, be brave and let the hatchet man hang himself, says Arsenal's sprint king, Theo Walcott.
More after the break
For more on how to outstrip a slow full-back check out this video for Walcott's inside track.
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