Arsenal winger Theo Walcott retains an ambition to play as a striker.

Walcott is now declaring himself a natural striker.

"People forget I am a striker and I'm learning the right-wing trade more and more," he told the London Evening Standard.

"I want to play up front but I am not the sort of player to play up there on my own. I need a big man with me. That's not the way we play at Arsenal so we'll see.

"I am not the sort of player who likes to tell the manager I want to play up front and argue why it isn't happening. You can't change the system now but hopefully it'll happen next year.

"I love scoring goals - that's what I want to do. To play with Robin up front would be a dream. We link well together and I think we could form a great partnership."