Wright wrote in The Sun: "It is baffling that Theo Walcott is repeatedly starting matches on the bench.
"The time has come for Theo to not only start but to get a run as a central striker.
"Having played in that position, I would like to think I have a good idea of what it takes to operate there.
"With Theo's pace and ability, I absolutely guarantee he will score goals if he gets three or four games up front.
"It seems obvious to me and Theo should have had the chance years ago.
"He's a natural. Theo is a quality finisher, as he proved against Reading last week but don't forget that he has scored goals against all the big clubs.
"It doesn't make sense to keep him as a winger. I understand why the guy has become frustrated with his lack of opportunities down the middle.