Theo Walcott has been handed a rare start up front against West Bromwich Albion, and he has repaid the manager’s faith in him by scoring a fantastic early goal to give us the lead.
The England international was fed the ball in the box, and looked to make himself a yard of space. He wasn’t closed down quickly enough, and drilled a venomous shot across goal – Boaz Myhill given no chance as it thundered in off the cross bar.
Walcott has really struggled for game time since returning from injury, but has looked good during his brief cameo appearances against Manchester United and Sunderland.
He really deserved a starting spot today, and he will no doubt be thrilled to be handed a chance up front. Wenger will have one eye on the FA Cup final next weekend, and this goal will have done Walcott’s chances of starting no harm at all.
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The pacy forward has looked bright in the opening minutes, and will be hoping to add to his tally throughout the game.