I am not sure if the Arsenal and England international forward Theo Walcott is worried about getting his place back in the starting line-up for the Gunners, but the 25-year old is going to have to show Arsene Wenger some good form in training if he is to force his way into an Arsenal attacking line in good form and with good options already.
At the minute I expect Walcott and Wenger are focused solely on getting the speed merchant fit again after almost no competitive football for nearly a year. It was great news to hear that he did not need to undergo more surgery to fix that groin problem picked up with England in training about a month ago.
So it will probably be a careful introduction back into the first team for Theo, with maybe some games for the reserves and some sub appearances to start with, but the big problem facing the forward even when he is fit is the player currently playing in his usual position, Alexis Sanchez.
Barring injury (please no!) it is hard to see Wenger resting the Chile international. And with Giroud and Welbeck both doing well and fighting for the centre forward role, I cannot see the boss playing Theo through the middle either. Also, we already have Podolski struggling to get a start on the left despite his recent goals.
Apart from the little congestion around New Years Day and round 3 of the FA cup, our games are a week apart for a while. So is Walcott set for a frustrating spell when he is just a late replacement for Alexis?