I am one of the Arsenal fans that has been wondering what on earth has been going on with our use of Theo Walcott, after the super quick winger/forward has been kept languishing on the bench since his return from a year long spell on the sidelines due to injury.
Although his career stats may be a little underwhelming, many seem to have forgotten that Walcott put those doubts about his finishing and his football brain firmly to one side a couple of years ago. Even Alan Hansen admitted that he had been completely wrong about the Arsenal and England man.
So I was baffled when Arsene Wenger did not start to use him regularly once he was fit again, until I saw this report in The Telegraph that is. The report claims that Wenger is really serious about making a transfer bid for the Borussia Dortmund and Germany international star Marco Reus this summer.
If that is right then I can understand. Even though I am a Walcott fan I do think that Reus is a much better option for the Gunners. He also has great pace and finishing but Reus also has the advantage of being able to play various roles, including wide forward, attacking midfielder and striker.
The big question is not whether Arsenal should try to sign Reus but whether we will be able to get him. Maybe Wenger could offer Walcott to the Bundesliga club as part of the deal and then he would not come back to haunt us and he would suit Jurgen Klopp’s fast and furious football style. What do you think?