Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed that he believes England international Theo Walcott has hit form because he showed faith in the former-Southampton star in the summer, and did not buy striker.
Walcott has been in fine form of late as a central striker, after spending much of his career at Arsenal as a winger. In his last four Premier League appearances Walcott has produced two assists and two goals.
Talking about Walcott, Wenger said: “I believe he can be a central striker,”
“But at the start of the season, I faced questions from everybody: ‘why don’t you buy a central striker?’ So sometimes you have to have strong beliefs and show the players as well that you believe in them in that position.
“I always said that he will play through the middle and he got his knee injury when he played well through the middle against Tottenham. It took him a while to come back, I must say.
“But now in the last two games, the last few games, he looks always dangerous in this position. The quality of his movement is outstanding and he has found his finishing again. Now against Man United he has also found his commitment back.”
Walcott is likely to lead the Gunners attack against Watford in the Premier League later today at Vicarage Road. The 26-year-old will be one of the favourites to find the net against the Hornets.
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