Theo Walcott: Reasons for and Against Arsenal Using Him as a Striker

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Theo Walcott: Reasons for and Against Arsenal Using Him as a Striker
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Theo Walcott celebrates against Newcastle.

After Arsenal’s resounding victory over Newcastle and Theo Walcott’s hat trick in the same game, pundits were queueing up to hail his transformation into a deadly central striker.

Just a few days later, Arsenal took on Southampton, and it was an altogether different story. Against his former club, Walcott barely got a kick and was eventually moved to the wing to facilitate the introduction of target man Olivier Giroud.

Walcott is adamant his best position is through the middle, but among fans the debate rages on: Is Walcott best deployed as a centre-forward or out wide? Go to the next slide to look at the positive side of using him as a striker.

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