The Arsenal winger Theo Walcott is still refusing to sign a new contract with the Gunners, and is still telling the world that he wants to be given a run as centre-forward in Arsene Wenger’s team.
He was allowed five minutes in in his favoured position in yesterday’s game against Spurs and yet again scored another goal, but although time is running out for him to sign da ting, he said that he is more than willing to be patient as he waits for his chance.
Walcott said after the match: “I’ve always believed I was a striker,”
“The boss gave me five minutes at the end there and I managed to grab a goal which was great. But when you’ve got someone like Olivier [Giroud] who is playing well there’s no need to change a winning team.
“My time will come, I’ve just got to be patient, but like a say, I want to play upfront, that’s my best position.”
“These derbies are always special to play, just because it means so much to not just the players but the fans as well. You don’t want to lose, it’s great to be a part of it.
“We’ve got to be confident now, we’ve been a bit unlucky at times but we need to start taking our chances and I think we managed to do that against Spurs.
“We’ve got players on form at the moment and players who can come off the bench, like Alex [Oxlade-Chamberlain], came off the bench and showed what a fantastic talent he is, he’s a real threat.
“It’s looking bright, but we’ve got to not get ahead of ourselves because we need to push on. If we don’t win our next game it’s going to be a disappointment.”
Peter Hill-Wood remarked that Walcott hadn’t signed the contract simply because he wanted more money, and with Wenger giving Walcott more and more chances up front I am now more inclined to believe the Arsenal Chairman……