Theo Walcott's wife Melanie gives birth to their second child, baby boy Arlo

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Theo Walcott's wife Melanie has given birth to their second child, a baby boy called Arlo.

heo Walcott and Melanie Slade are seen at Buddah Bar on March 01, 2013 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by SIANDERSON/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

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Theo with wife Melanie.



England and Arsenal footballer Theo shared the couple's happy baby news on Saturday, 26th November, simply saying: "Welcome to the world little brother, Arlo."

He added a gorgeous photograph to Instagram showing their elder son Finley, two, holding his baby brother's tiny hand.

So cute!

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Physiotherapist Melanie, 26, revealed her pregnancy to Theo on his 27th birthday back in March, later telling Hello magazine: "I knew it was the best present he could have wished for. Theo's a real family man and an amazing dad."

At the time, the couple didn't know their child's sex, with Melanie saying: "I see myself with a girl but at the same time I can picture Finley with a little brother because he's such a boy."

Theo celebrated little Arlo's arrival in style over the weekend, scoring for Arsenal in their game against Bournemouth. He dedicated the goal to his newborn son.

Theo Walcott of Arsenal celebrates scoring his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and AFC Bournemouth at Emirates Stadium on November 27, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

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Theo celebrates Arlo's birth on the pitch.



Childhood sweethearts Theo and Melanie became engaged on New Year's Eve in 2011, after Theo popped the question at their Hertfordshire home. They started dating after meeting at a local shopping centre when they were just 15.

They married at an Italian castle in June 2013.

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