Theo Walcott is the player on everyone’s mind right now. Another player that Arsenal have floating about on a contract that’s running down leaving the club at the mercy of egos and agents.
The 23-year-old grabbed the Gunners first goal against Reading, before adding the equaliser in the dying moments of normal time. He then went on to complete his triple in closing stages of extra time to help his side to their 7-5 victory.
As a result of his performance, Wenger has confessed that he may now play Walcott in his preferred central role:
“I always said he will be striker.” Wenger is quoted as saying by The Metro.
“He’s a good finisher now. He knows where to be on the rebounds. That is the quality of a striker you can’t give to someone, they either have it or they don’t. Walcott’s immediate future appears to be in some doubt, with the player rumoured to be unwilling to renew his contract, which expires at the end of the season. After his heroics, Wenger admitted that he wants a speedy resolution to the attacker’s future:
“I want to keep him, and I think aside from the contract talks, you have to give him credit for the way he is committed to the team, and for the way he behaves.”
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