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Theo Walcott: Crucial to Arsenal's future

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Theo Walcott was the highest scorer for Arsenal in the 2012/13 season.

Robin van Persie had left leaving behind a huge hole in attack for the Gunners, and the Englishman responded by crossing the 20 goal margin for the club - his first in a season. 

This rich haul was all the more impressive considering he was left out of many games at the start of the season, with his contract situation not being resolved. He also chipped in with 10 assists, underlying his value to the team in a season devoid of any trophies - but still considered a success after the stellar show at the end of the season.

Walcott has made public his desire to play as a central striker. His manager at the club has tended to ignore this desire; even when the main striker of the club, Olivier Giroud was out suspended for three crucial matches towards the end of the season, it was Lukas Podolski who was deployed there. 

Even then it was Walcott who came up with the goals in those matches bringing to an end his goal drought, and securing crucial points for the Gunners.

Next season there is an expectation among Arsenal fans of reinforcements and big name signings arriving at the club, especially in the attacking department. Regardless of arrivals, Walcott is expected to retain his position in the starting line-up and build on this season's good show. However he might have to contend with continuing in his current position on the right of the central striker. 

This is a position that suits his pace and directness of play. His lack of height and physical prowess are among the reasons that go against him being deployed centrally. 

If he can add accurate crossing and improve on his link up play, he is expected to have an even more impressive next season.

 

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