Dan Sheldon has suggested that Theo Walcott is the logical replacement for Danny Ings at Southampton during his spell on the sidelines.
Walcott in for Ings
Ings, of course, will be unavailable for four to six weeks after picking up an injury against Aston Villa. As such, Ralph Hasenhuttl has a decision to make ahead of the clash versus Newcastle on Friday.
Writing for The Athletic, Sheldon has suggested that Walcott should be given the nod, saying that he is the “logical” choice to replace the England international.
Walcott, who joined from Everton on loan during the summer, is of course in the conversation. At his best, he scored 21 goals during the 2012/13 season for Arsenal, whilst also recording 16 assists.
However, his recent record in front of goal is far from spectacular. In fact, he has scored just eight goals in his last 73 appearances in all competitions, with him no longer at the height of his powers.
Should Walcott replace Ings up front?
Hasenhuttl does have other options. Shane Long and Michael Obafemi are both available, whilst youngster Dan N’Lundulu could also be an alternative. £9m-valued Walcott (Transfermarkt) should play – he provides plenty from the flank – but up top Hasenhuttl must look elsewhere to replace his star man.
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