Theo Walcott has finally given up reservations of becoming an out-and-out striker, by requesting to be considered a winger at Arsenal once again.
The former Southampton youth product joined the club back in 2006, and there had been reserved hopes that he could follow Thierry Henry in transitioning from a winger into a striker.
Walcott himself has said on many occasion that he sees himself as a forward, and wanted to play there as his main role, but has now succumbed to accept that he may be better suited to the wing.
He said: “I want to make my position on the right – that’s where I know where I am now. I’ve told the manager that I want to be known for playing on the right again, although I can play up front,” Walcott, who has scored 85 goals in 334 appearances for Arsenal, said.
“I want to know where I want to play. The manager has said I can play up front. It depends on what game it is. I know I can do a job up front as well as on the right.”
The England international missed out on his place in the European Championships this summer, due to his lack of form, and has now come out to praise the appointment of Sam Allardyce into the England fold, whilst claiming everyone is on an even keel now.
“Sam Allardyce has come in and everyone starts on a clean slate,” he said.
“I’m excited to see what he is going to bring. He gets the best out of his players. He knows how to get results.
“His teams were always difficult to play against. That is what you want going into an England team. You want England to be difficult to break down.
“I’m sure he is going to get results. At times, it is not all about pretty football.”
Will Walcott find his best form once returned to the wing? Will he earn a regular starting role this term? I personally prefer Iwobi in the side