Why Walcott starts for Arsenal when he’s fit again by KJ
Slowly but surely, Theo Walcott will finally be fit to start for Arsenal again and this is as exciting as a new signing for me. It looks like the beginning of October is our best bet but either way, it is refreshing to know our most clinical and most dangerous player is a matter of weeks away from playing for the club again. Some may think that his place as an Arsenal starter is potentially under some question but I think he starts for us regardless for these reasons.
– As I mentioned before, he is our most clinical player and he has become a world class finisher in my eyes. He easily gets his shots on target now and manages to get immense power and precision with his improved technique. This has resulted in him scoring plenty of goals over the last two seasons when fit and he is able to punish big teams because he only needs one big chance to score.
– He is the fastest player in the squad and along with his brilliant movement; he is the most dangerous player in our squad. He has the ability to devastate teams because of his pace, movement and finishing. There were flashes of good combination work between Özil and Walcott before he suffered his massive injury in January and I expect him to reignite that partnership simply because he’ll provide the German with the runs he’s been looking for. Add that to the mobility of Welbeck and trickiness of Alexis and we have an extremely dangerous front line for our no.10 to supply.
There is only a couple of reasons as to why he’s a certified starter for me but they are compelling enough for me to feel that he’ll completely change the dynamic of the team. It will most likely see Cazorla on the bench but it’s the price you must pay with the squad we have. We need his pace and he has proven throughout his career at Arsenal that he will turn up with the goods when it matters most.