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Theo Still Wants To Be A Striker

Theo Still Wants To Be A Striker

Arsenal forward Theo Walcott has insisted he very much sees his future as a centre forward, after clocking up his 9th goal of the season against Tottenham on Saturday.

'Without a doubt. I've always believed I'm a striker.

'The boss gave me five minutes at the end there and I managed to grab a goal, which is great.

'But when you've got someone like Olivier, who's playing well, there's no need to change a winning team at the moment.

'I think my time will come. I've just got to be a little more patient.

'But, like I say, I want to play up front. That's my position.'

Meanwhile Arsene Wenger confirmed in his post match press conference that Theo Walcott would not be sold in January, whether he has signed a new deal or not.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Tim Stillman
Date:Monday November 19 2012
Time: 8:55AM


I think the argument for him playing upfront is not as cut and dry as it has been in the past. I think each time he's been moved into the middle this season he's bagged himself a goal has he not? I've always been a huge fan of his finishing too. On another note his comments certainly sound like he's leaning towards signing a new contract with the club.
19/11/2012 09:00:00
He pretty much is playing as a striker anyway. I think he'll get as many goals and more assists where he is now, this is a bit of a red herring in my opinion, other top players don't moan about this. Ronaldo won utd the league playing behind Rooney/Tevez in that 3 up top thing they had, similar to us at the moment. Giroud is starting to notch as well, so just crack on Theo, it's not like he's got you playing Left Back is it.
19/11/2012 09:32:00
I’m with shewore here. He may not start centrally per se, but he’s behaving much more like a striker this season- presumably under instruction. He spends much more time on the shoulder of the full back as opposed to coming short for the ball and ends up centrally more often than not anyway. Amos made the point well in another thread, Podolski, Giroud, Walcott and Cazorla all both scored “centre forward” type goals and all set one up from out wide with intelligent wing play. Theo needn’t obsess over where he sits in the formation graphic. Actually, Cazorla, Podolski and Walcott buzzing around behind Giroud this weekend put me in mind of the trio of Chelsea players that swap positions in behind Torres.
Little Dutch
19/11/2012 10:08:00
^Agreed, Except our striker's worth a lot more than theirs ;)
19/11/2012 10:28:00
Our tea lady is worth a lot more than their striker.
19/11/2012 10:31:00
I thought their striker was a tea lady? Looks and plays like one.......
Little Dutch
19/11/2012 11:01:00
Oi - stop insulting tea-ladies, you lot. They are a darn sight better than their "striker". And they are at least good for something, ie making a nice cuppa and calling people "love". I totally agree with shewore as well. It breaks my heart but I think Theo has already made up his mind to leave.
19/11/2012 13:26:00
How many times have I come on here & told you lot that Walnutt is more of a striker than winger? Is he not producing more for you this season than he's ever done stuck out wide right?

I thank you.

19/11/2012 15:28:00
Oh, and he looks a far, far better player for it too.

19/11/2012 15:29:00
Urm, he's played out on the right all season.
Little Dutch
19/11/2012 16:56:00
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