After scoring against Leicester City in the Premier League on Saturday, Theo Walcott explained how he wants to repay Arsene Wenger’s faith in him by scoring more goals.
There’s been much debate over whether Theo is a striker or a winger. Many acknowledge that his ability on the wing is undeniable but he often falls short in front of goal.
However, Theo appears determined to become a striker and Wenger has allowed him the chance to prove himself in recent games while Olivier Giroud has been out of form.
The 26-year-old scored the equalising goal against the Foxes and continued making promising runs. He even believes this is his best match since he came back from injury, saying, “It will be up there since the knee injury and, before that, the Tottenham game. I have always said I want to play up front. When I get the opportunity I can improve and learn the position a little more. The manager has had faith in me and I just want to repay him.”
If Theo continues to perform like he did today, it’s only a matter of time before his goal tally improves and although I’ve always preferred him on the wing, I’m very open to having my mind changed.