Arsenal boss believes club have found their striker

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes that Theo Walcott is the right player to lead the line for the Gunners this season, according to reports from the Daily Star.

Walcott finally got his first goal of the Premier League campaign in their 2-0 win over Stoke City on Saturday, helping the Gunners close in on league leaders Manchester City who are five points ahead with 15.

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Arsenal have been heavily linked with a move for a striker during the summer, but Wenger is adamant that England international Walcott has the skill and ability to be the club’s consistent source of goals rather than signing a new centre-forward.

“I think he has an eye for the goal,” Wenger said.

“The quality of his receptions in the box is at the top. He will become a instinctive finisher when he has a couple of goals behind him.”

In their win over Stoke, Olivier Giroud was also once again on the scoresheet, and the France international is set to be rotated with Walcott as Wenger looks for different tactical options up front.

Meanwhile, third forward Danny Welbeck is still out with a long-term injury, and won’t be expected to return until December.