Theo Walcott has been talking about how this current Arsenal side “can go places” this season, while reaffirming his desire to play in a forward role.

Despite looking a threat going forward, Theo squandered two golden opportunities for the Gunners against Steve McClaren’s side on Saturday afternoon and ahead of Tuesday’s transfer deadline, you get the feeling that Arsène Wenger’s business is not yet finished.

Plenty of supporters have voiced their disapproval that the pursuit of a world-class striker appears to be over with Olivier Giroud struggling to impress recently. They believe that Arsenal should dip into the market to add more attacking options, whatever the cost.

As quoted on the Arsenal website, Walcott said “I enjoy playing anywhere in the front line, the manager gave me an opportunity and it’s a shame I couldn’t help him out there by getting those goals but they’ll come.

“It was difficult after they went to 10 men, but you need to be able to adapt. I’ve been very patient since my knee injury and just want to play football for this team because I feel like we can go places this year.”

“I had opportunities but I just didn’t take them. Like I said before, I would on another day. If I came out and had no chances at all I would be very disappointed.

“It’s good that I was in there and I know that I can do better, but we got the three points and that’s most important.”

With the transfer window almost closed, Arsene Wenger has claimed that the club are still in the market for another striker, but it remains to be seen if they will be able to sign complete any deals.