Arsenal attacker Theo Walcott will get three weeks to prove himself as a striker.

With Gervinho now facing three weeks on the sidelines through injury, Walcott will be handed his chance to prove he can be successfully converted into a centre-forward.

The 23-year-old has previously stated a striking role is also key to his future at Arsenal.

And it is likely that if Walcott can provide the goals that summer arrivals Olivier Giroud and Lukas Podolski have yet to deliver, Wenger will support his bid for a bigger wage packet.