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Walcott: Olivier Giroud deserves starting berth

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Theo Walcott believes Arsenal shouldn’t change their striking pattern for the moment as Olivier Giroud is doing well there. 

Walcott signed a new contract this season to extend his stay at the Emirates and when asked what Arsene Wenger said to persuade the winger to extend his contract, Walcott admitted that a chance to play up front played a part.

Walcott told Arsenal's official website: "I don’t feel we should change it at the moment with Olivier doing so well there.

"The manager obviously knows what’s best for the team, but it’s nice having more opportunities to show what I can do up front."

The 24-year-old has flourished this season scoring 18 goals for his club. He admitted that his target was 20 and that he might have to set himself a new one now. He's scored 11 goals in the Premier League, but would like to add to that tally.

He continued by saying: “I also wanted between 15 and 20 Premier League goals, and I’m on 11 at the moment. Assists are a bonus, but for a wide man, the number of goals I’ve got so far is definitely better than I would’ve thought.

Walcott only turned 24 on March 16 and a potentially bright future still awaits the young man for Arsenal as well as England.

Walcott is confident that his team can still beat their London rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea to a top four spot in the run-in and says that Arsenal should be competing for the title in seasons to come.

Walcott finished by saying: “We should be competing for the Premier League every year, without a doubt. That’s the first priority. The FA Cup too - we should be going very far every single year. Capital One Cup, Champions League - every competition we should be competing, as long as we believe that we can."

 

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