Arsenal chief backs Walcott to solve striking issues

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes that Theo Walcott can solve his side’s current attacking problems.

The Gunners – who top the Premier League table – have seen their frontline rocked by injuries recently, with Olivier Giroud and back-up man Nicklas Bendtner both suffering with fitness concerns.

This has left the London side short on options, which was addressed in their FA Cup clash with Tottenham by moving Walcott into a central role.

The England international revelled in the position, and Wenger feels that his display proved that he is good enough to step in when needed:

“I liked what Theo did because he played before in that role, but against Spurs he added purpose and commitment, more decisiveness to his game and a more fighting attitude,” he is quoted by The Metro

“With that, he looks every time like he improves in that position and with the quality of players behind him, he can be very dangerous in that position.”

Arsenal have been linked with moves for a number of top class strikers in recent weeks in a bid to solve their current issues.

The likes of Diego Costa, Jackson Martinez and Mario Mandzukic have all been aligned with the club, but Wenger may opt against spending big this month.

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