England star’s form has justified Arsenal’s transfer policy

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes Theo Walcott’s lethal form in front of goal has justified his decision not to sign a big money striker in the summer, according to the Independent.

Despite links with likes of Edinson Cavani, Karim Benzema and Gonzalo Higuain, the Gunners chief opted against signing an outfield player, only bringing in Chelsea bastion Petr Cech.

The decision not to strengthen his striking ranks has left only Olivier Giroud as a recognised centre-forward, with Walcott transferring from a winger to playing in a central berth.

However, the England star has been in fine form since switching positions, scoring 12 goals in his last 14 starts for the Emirates outfit.

His performance in the 3-0 win over Manchester United received widespread acclaim, as the former Southampton wonderkid provided two assists for Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil.

Wenger stated ‘sometimes you have to have strong beliefs and show the players as well that you believe in them in that position’.

He had faced an inquest from section of the club’s support, but Walcott’s form has helped fire the club to second position in the league.

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