Jamie Carragher: This is best thing about Theo Walcott’s form for Arsenal
Jamie Carragher says Arsenal star Theo Walcott will never be a centre-forward
Jamie Carragher says Theo Walcott will never be a striker after the Arsenal star’s impressive performances on the right-wing so far this season.
The 27-year-old has been one of Arsene Wenger’s best players in the 2016-17 campaign so far after Walcott missed out on a place in Roy Hodgson’s England squad for the summer’s European championship in France.
Walcott scored in Arsenal’s Premier League opener as he broke the deadlock against Liverpool before the Gunners went on to lose 4-3 to Jurgen Klopp’s side at the Emirates Stadium.
The England international opened his Champions League account for the current campaign with a brilliant brace in Arsenal’s 2-0 win against Swiss champions Basel in north London on Wednesday night.
While Carragher praised Walcott’s performances on the ring for Arsenal, the former Liverpool defender categorically ended the debate surrounding the Englishman’s merits as a striker.
“The best thing about how well he is playing at the minute is that it puts to bed that nonsense about him playing as a centre-forward,” Carragher told Sky Sports on Sunday,
“The fact that he started that conversation in the summer and the manager is still talking about it – you can’t believe it! He’s 27. He isn’t a centre-forward. He never has been. He never will be. That’s his position – on the right wing.”
Arsenal haven’t won the Premier League title since 2004 when Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira inspired the Gunners to an unbeaten top-flight campaign.