Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has hailed Theo Walcott, after watching him transform from a shy-minded winger into a "complete" striker.

Wenger has overseen the 23-year-old's development since his time at the club and is very proud of what Walcott has done since joining from Southampton.

Walcott left St. Mary's to sign for Arsenal seven years ago, and has grown into one of the clubs most prized assets.

And having finally given in to Walcott's demands to play as Arsenal's lead striker, Walcott's transformation from winger to centre forward is particularly pleasing for Wenger.

"It's unbelievable. I believe what this season shows is the remarkable evolution of Theo Walcott," Wenger told Arsenal Player.

"He’s a complete player today and his transformation is absolutely sensational."

The England international has already scored 18 goals in all competitions this season, and has impressed wherever he has played.

Arsenal's most recent win against Sunderland was extra special for Walcott, as it marked his 250th appearance for the club. And after the game, Wenger reserved special praise for the Stanmore-born forward, stating that Walcott continues to improve.

"He improves every week and it shows that he is remarkably intelligent as well, because he understands things quickly, takes them on board and is open-minded.

"That's why I believe he is always improving."


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