It is not that he has been playing badly or even passing up great chances to score, but the situation at Arsenal right now means that we could really do with our England international forward Theo Walcott finding his shooting boots as soon as possible, namely tonight in Stockholm against Viking FK.
This is the penultimate game of the Arsenal pre-season preparations, with the final chance for the Gunners coming in two days against Manchester City, so if Theo wants to make sure that it is him rather than young Chuba Akpom who is lining up when Jurgen klopp brings his Liverpool team to north London next weekend he needs to prove himself now.
I would personally prefer to have Walcott leading the line in the absence of Olivier Giroud, but only if he is in form and feeling confident and we all know that goals give strikers that edge. He should have some good chances to open his pre-season account tonight, as the Gunners are getting fitter and the squad is getting stronger, so let’s hope for at least one goal from our speedy front man.
Arsenal fans also want to see the side defend well as that is another area of concern with Koscielny and Mertesacker not available for the visit of Liverpool in the first Premier League match. We don’t ask for much, just a load of goals, a clean sheet and a good performance. Go get em Gunners.