Walcott’s Back Among The Goals

Monday, April 29th, 2013 at 12:40 pm by Phil Mc Grath

Having returned to the Arsenal side last in round 33 against Norwich fantasy managers could have been forgiven for thinking that Theo Walcott would pick up get back into the swing of things and start producing.

Walcott final broke his duck as he netted his first goal since round 24 against United at the weekend.

But unfortunately for both managers and Walcott it just wasn’t happening for him and he went on to record three blanks in a row causing growing concern among his owners.

Thankfully however with the decline of Santi Cazarla and the suspension of Giroud he repaid the faith shown to him by so many  and he duly delivered with his first goal since round 24.

While Lukas Podolski was chosen as the suspended Olivier Giroud’s replacement up top, it was Walcott who breached the United backline after firing past David De Gea with only two minutes on the clock.

His owners now face a dilemma,while the likes of Chelsea, City, Spurs and Swansea all offer premium priced midfield alternatives with a double in round 37 on their agendas, Arsenal’s schedule remains enticing and could well persuade many to hold firm with Walcott.

The Gunners final three fixtures against QPR, Fulham and Newcastle pits them against three of the six worst defences in the Premier League and, with his eye for goal restored, Walcott has the potential to flourish as Arsene Wenger’s in-form side look to nail down a third place finish.

 

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