How Theo Has Helped Arsenal Return To Form! by AT
After having lost to West Brom and managing only draws against Spurs and Norwich City in consecutive games, Arsenal’s title credentials were seriously being questioned, with the Gunners also seemingly on the verge of an exit from the Champions League. But thankfully, Arsene Wenger’s side have won every single game since then and quite a fair bit of that credit can be attributed to the return of Theo Walcott.
Being deployed on the wing instead of his more preferred position up front, Theo has put in some excellent performances for Arsenal, with the North London club having won all four games since his return, including crucial victories over Manchester City and Olympiakos in the Champions League. Despite not scoring too many goals, he has brought in a certain degree of dynamism and cutting-edge to the Arsenal frontline and these attributes have certainly contributed to Arsenal’s return to form.
In my opinion, it is no coincidence that Arsenal started returning to form once Theo returned from injury. What the Englishman brings to the side is a greater level of penetration and high-octane forward play, which makes Arsenal even more lethal on the counter-attack and gives the team another source of goals. In addition, having a winger who can finish like Theo plays right into the hands of Arsenal’s midfield maestro, Mesut Ozil.
Now while the German wizard and striker Olivier Giroud are rightfully being given a lot of credit for the Gunners’ success so far this season, I believe Theo Walcott also deserves the same amount of credit, he really has stepped up his game this season. In addition, he’s also made a big impact against the teams in and around the Champions League places, with brilliant performances against Manchester United, Manchester City and Leicester City.
With that being said, I believe that it will be vital for Arsenal to try and keep him as fit as possible throughout the season. With the Gunners looking at a potential push for the title, surely a fit and hungry Theo Walcott can play a massive role in helping the team build on the momentum.