Theo Walcott continued his resurgence this season with another brilliant performance against Swansea on Saturday!
The winger scored twice against the Swans to make it 7 goals in 9 appearances (along with 2 assists) so far this season. Arsenal eventually went on to win the match 3-2 after surviving a late comeback from Swansea.
The match was another prime example of the effectiveness of Walcott on the right wing. Ans along with Bellerin and Sanchez, the trio has been instrumental in much of Arsenal’s attacking display this season.
After missing out on Euro 2016, the former Southampton prodigy has since dug his heels in deep, relinquishing his craving for a central role and has delivered the goods for Arsenal on the right wing.
Arsenal have benefited greatly as Walcott (with his pace and ability to cut inside) is so much better on the wing than in the centre. This is more than warranted by the fact that Walcott has contributed to a whopping combined 66 goals and assists in 77 matches, when he has started on the right wing!
It really is a wonder then, why the player himself craved a central role. Check the ridiculous stat below:
In Theo Walcott’s last 77 STARTS on the RIGHT WING. He has contributed a combined 66 goals or assists.
— WozTheGooner (@wozthegooner) October 16, 2016