Indeed, the player himself has often confirmed his desire to play as a centre-forward for club and country, believing this to be his best position.
Despite the odd fine showing as a striker, Walcott’s ‘in-game intelligence’ has been questioned, as has his finishing ability.
However, this stat—shared by the Premier League on Twitter—may well suggest that the forward demands a re-evaluation.
The forward found the net during Arsenal’s 5-2 rout of Leicester City on Saturday, and as noted by @premierleague, it was the striker’s 12th goal in his last 13 EPL starts for the Gunners.
— Premier League (@premierleague) September 26, 2015
Surely with stats like these—which can compare to those of any frontman in the division—Walcott can stake a claim to lead the line for Arsenal, particularly over the ineffective Olivier Giroud.
If he can stay fit, then surely Wenger and the Arsenal fans should reconsider the value of the former Southampton man.