Posted on August 25, 2016 by ADMIN

Walcott or the Ox to start for Arsenal at Watford?

Even if Arsene Wenger does respond to the frustration of Arsenal fans and sign another forward before the summer transfer window slams shut, something which I have serious doubts about anyway, it will almost certainly not be done in time to get said player up to speed with the Arsenal team in time to start against Watford on Saturday.

So unless there are some problems with the fitness of these two Gunners I think we can safely assume that Olivier Giroud will be our starting centre forward against the Hornets, with Alexis Sanchez deployed back in his more usual position on the left of our attack.

That leaves one forward position to fill and with Joel Campbell having joined Sporting Lisbon of Portugal on loan and Alex Iwobi having picked up a minor injury, the clear and obvious choice for the boss is between Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott.

Both have good pace and have already scored for the Gunners this season, but which do you think would be the best choice to start on Saturday? I do like the direct and dynamic style of the Ox and he does tend to make things happen but I still see him as more of an impact sub.

Walcott, on the other hand, with his movement and ability can stretch a teamΒ΄s defence from the start of a game and his link up play with Mesut Ozil can be one of our biggest threats. I also think that Watford will have to be a little bit more adventurous than they might otherwise have been because they have just one point so far, like us, and the home crowd will want to see some attacking intent before the international break.

For me it would be Walcott starting on the right, how about you guys?


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24 thoughts on “Walcott or the Ox to start for Arsenal at Watford?

  1. Bigvalbowski

    Honestly does it really matter?

    Neither has consistently shown the necessary form to be a difference maker in the EPL. Average players on an average team

    We sign Mustafi for $80M yet?


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    1. Dee@ease

      They both suck are a waste of wages and only still at Arsenal because of quotas as they are English!

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  2. RSH

    not too bothered who plays on the other wing. Neither of them have shown they deserve a starting spot. Ox is younger and at least has time in his career to redeem himself. Just stop playing Alexis as striker though!

    Top Gooner!. Agree or not?: Thumb up 23 Thumb down 2

  3. Uzi Ozil

    PSG, Arsenal, FC Basel and Ludogorets

    Leicester, FC Porto, Club Burruge and Kobenhaven

    Barcelona, Man city, Monchenglasbash and Celtic

    Good draw for Leicester. ..

    We can top the group or finish the usual second behind PSG..

    Manc are in a really tough group but can qualify with Pep on their side..

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    1. Fatboy Gooney

      Arsenal, Leicester and Man City all look good for finishing 2nd in their groups.
      I noticed that you didn’t mention the Spuds lol πŸ˜‚
      They will probably end up playing Spursday night football… again! πŸ˜‚

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      1. Mick The Gooner

        Man City and Chelsea both beat PSG in the knockout stages in the last few years. They’re the favourite to win the group of course, but they are a team I think we can beat, especially given that they don’t have Ibrahimovic anymore.

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      2. Dee@ease

        Spurs have the easiest group out of all the english clubs in my opinion

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  4. synthiagoCazorla..HUMVN,Machine

    word is that Arsenal has agreed to pay a one time fee for Perez.

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    1. Juhislihis McLovin

      Read that too. But I can’t find any reliable sources..?

      I think at today’s market, Β£17 million for Perez is a bargain (just tells us how ridiculous the Premier League spending is)

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  5. vinjoe

    If We don’t sign anyone we can get whipped by PSG…
    But largely we could do well

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  6. Fatboy Gooney

    Both Walcott and the Ox have their positives and negatives and just like the team itself, you can never tell which one will turn up on the day.

    I’m surprised that we avoided Barcelona and Munich in the group stage of the champions league πŸ˜‚
    Now only Wenger can mess it up with the starting lineups against the lesser team’s, I hope that he learned something from last season…. Probably not!

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    1. Jan

      Hahahaha Fatty mostly negatives…actually can’t see positives for neither of them!
      BTW there’s a rumour that draw was fixed so Wenger can win champions league in his last year as AFC manager.

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  7. Uzi Ozil

    @ Fatboy. I totally forgot about the Spurs. Oh well, blame me not.

    I can’t find Manchester United and Chelsea in the draw. Oh wait.. Feels different not seeing them in the draw but maybe it could be Arsenal turn to miss out on the draw next season..

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    1. RSH

      Spuds fans are happy even though they aren’t definitively better than any of the teams they drew. They could finish 1st or 4th.

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  8. cescyfab4

    People always talk about the ”link up” play between Ozil and Walcott, to me it’s almost non-existent! Save for the game where we thrashed Man U, I haven’t seen that supposed deadly patnership flourish.

    Truth be told, Walcott has stalled. He won’t be starting at most Top clubs. The Ox? For now he’s only good as a sub (sad though).

    You see why we needed a good right sided winger? The reason we all wanted Mahrez or someone else not named Theo Walcott. Oh well!

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  9. Dee@ease

    Where’s all this positivity about our champions league group coming from?for one I can guarantee 100% that PSG will finish first ahead of us,I saw someone mention that Man City and Chelsea beat them but those teams actually have Uefa Champions league level players as City made it to the semis last season and Chelsea’s champions league is better than ours they have won it before and made more champions league semi finals!

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    1. Jan

      I don’t know mate…Im getting some positive feelings about this season..
      But I disagree with PSG ..they are weak,nothing to worry about!
      First place in the group – Easy!! πŸ˜€

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  10. Jan

    Both are waste of time and space!!
    If there’s no other options we should play with 10 men!
    Done!! 3 points!!

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