Despite the arrival of Alexis Sanchez this season, Arsenal have looked short of pace up front and are having trouble getting in behind determined defences, we according to our newest right-back Hector Bellerin, the reason is because Theo Walcott has not been available to introduce more speed into our play.
“Hopefully we get to start a game together and hopefully then we can show people that pace on the right-hand side and obviously just help the team,” Bellerin told Arsenal.com.
“Theo is a really important player for the squad. He showed it last season before he got injured and he’s been showing it for a few years now. The whole squad is waiting for him to come and help the team with his pace and we’re really happy that he’s going to be back really soon.
“A lot of people speak about our friendly rivalry but for me, we’re team-mates. We’re here to help each other and the team, so whether he’s quicker than me or I’m quicker than him, what we need to do is just use the pace to beat other teams.
“There’s a lot of banter about it but I’m just happy that we can play together.”
It’s not just the Arsenal team but all the fans as well are desperate for Walcott to come back and improve our conversion rate. It will also be interesting to see who Wenger drops to make room for the England international and my money is on Danny Welbeck.
And as for our two speedsters playing together down the right flank, Bellerin certainly seems to be improving but he is hardly Arsenal’s first choice right-back, so by the time Theo comes back we probably won’t see them play together for months. Oh well it’s nice to dream….