`Goals are coming´ for Walcott and Arsenal

It will be a surprise to most Arsenal fans, including me, if Arsene Wenger decides to start with Olivier Giroud in the centre forward position away to Leicester City. They may a so-called lesser club that might normally be expected to sit back and try to defend against Arsenal but I cannot see that happening today.

The Foxes have been playing very open and exciting football and it is working well for them. Hopefully it will work for Theo Walcott as well, suiting the attributes of pace and movement that the England international brings to the table.

Wenger could play both strikers of course, and Theo has been saying that he is happy to play wherever he is needed, but with Giroud struggling for confidence I expect the manager to use him as an impact sub against tiring legs. Hopefully the Gunners will already have the lead by then and Walcott seems confident that a flurry of goals are just around the corner for him and the club in general.

The speedy striker has been telling Arsenal Player about his self confidence and how he feels that every minute he plays up front will help the creative Arsenal players like Ozil and Cazorla to know what he will do and find him with a pass and help him to add to the two he already has in the bag this season.

Theo said, “The goals are coming, which is great. I have always said to the manager that I can always play in a three-man forward line so it is a good option for him.

“At the moment he believes I can do it up front and the more I play up front, the more the players will see the runs I make and what I do on the pitch as well.

“I will be judged on the [number] of goals I score. You can play the best game in the world but if you don’t score it doesn’t mean anything. But I’m very confident I can do a job up front.

“Up front you need to do the different side of the game such as holding it up for your team-mates and trying to play people in. The players with a big build like Olivier Giroud do that tremendously well.

“It is something I will definitely learn and get better at but if I can create more space for other players to come into the game, that is important as well. There are loads of different scenarios that can happen up front so I can play in any one of those three.”

Do you think this will be the game when goals finally start to flow for Arsenal?

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  1. gentlenurse says:

    Had it been walcot is stronger as giroud,so it wl suit him,bt still he is more hazardous nd dangerously lookng to the opponents wl upfront thn giroud,we wl be happy to see hm gettng more playing time so that he can be more aquinted to the position,hence goals wl be scored,bt for giroud let him to be a bck up to speedy theo nd need to be coming very late in the game 70th to 80th minutes after we score nd win,to help hold nd waste some minutes.Eventhough everyone has his own peculiar advntage.KWANKWASIYYA GUNNERS.

    1. ebemka says:

      as much as we would want Walcott to start the game ahead of giroud, I think giroud will Br getting the start since he us suspended for the Wednesday game

  2. atid says:

    Bellerin mertesacker koscielny Monreal
    Cazorla ramsey
    Chamberlain ozil alexis

    Ospina chambers gibbs Flamini arteta Campbell giroud

    1. Hafiz Rahman says:

      Ramsay as DM??????

      1. Lethal Prince 9 says:

        Why not? He just has to sacrifice his forward going desire. He is good in the tackles as we saw in 2013-14. Also, he will play centrally.

  3. rpk says:

    I don’t Wenger will play ox. Ramsey will play at his place asusual, flamini/arteta will partner with Santi. Coq should come back as soon as possible.

  4. Twig says:

    Walcott and Flamini with the goods.

  5. Samuel Akinsola Adebosin says:

    I didn’t know that Cazorla is limited to just only 1 match suspension which he has served. Therefore, I will update my starts & bench again. My starts: Cech. BellerinRhino’KoscielnyMonreal. CazorlaFlamini. RamseyOzilSanchez. Walcott. My bench: OspinaGibbsDebuchyChambersArtetaOxladeGiroud. These are the very current 18 man first team squad of the Boss as Coquelin is unavoidably absent to start and Flamini has come in to hold brief. But if Flamini does very well in this game, it will be good news for the Boss and the Gunners as Coquelin will be alternately started to Flamini, depending on which game the Boss feels to do that.

  6. rkw says:

    Why is Ramsey a guaranteed starter … Amongst our worst players this season …. Waste of space ….oh right the engine room argument which is so 1st division!!!

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