Walcott may well become our first choice striker this season after he committed his long-term future to the club, ending any speculation about where he’ll play his football this season.
Having ended last season as our No.1 striker, scoring four goals in two games, and after starting the Community Shield ahead of Olivier Giroud once again, perhaps reaching the milestone may well be a realistic aim this season.
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“That’s my target, definitely,” Walcott told our media channel when asked about joining the 100 Club.
“It’s achievable, definitely. I have to look after myself, train well, play well and we’ll see where it takes me. But I’m very confident.”
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It will be interesting to see who Arsene Wenger chooses to field through the middle against West Ham United, given Giroud’s impressive record against them.
Also, the Hammers may well defend deep on Sunday which will most likely suit the Frenchman, with his hold-up play on a different level to Walcott’s considering his size and power.
Wherever Walcott plays this season, he’s proven that he can score goals and netting 24 for the campaign is certainly not beyond his capabilities.