Arsene Wenger has given the biggest hint yet that he intends to give Theo Walcott an extended run as our first choice striker as we look for some stability in that position, the Daily Mail reports.
The boss as alternated between Olivier Giroud and Walcott this season and neither player has started more than three games in succession since the final few games of last season.
Walcott has occupied the role in our last two Premier League games and our attack looks much more fluid with our midfielders able to play passes in behind the opposition’s defence.
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“I like him as a centre-forward,” Wenger said about Walcott.
“I don’t say he will never play as a winger anymore but considering our situation he will be more through the middle in the coming months.”
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As Wenger says, “our situation” doesn’t give us the opportunity to play Walcott and Giroud together given that they’re currently our only two centre-forwards.
Injuries are a constant fear when analysing our squad and if we were to suffer a crisis of some sorts in that position, then the focus will turn to Wenger’s transfer policy once again.
Hopefully, we can keep our two strikers fit and Walcott can continue his current goalscoring run having netted 11 times in his last 11 starts.