Arsenal legend Wright: Walcott deserves striker chance

Arsenal legend Ian Wright says Arsene Wenger must field Theo Walcott at striker.

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.

"It’s annoying as Wenger keeps talking about playing Theo there but never actually does it. I think Olivier Giroud may come good up front but it’s not as though Arsenal have loads of other options."

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