John Hartson believes that Theo Walcott should be given a shot at a long-term stint as a central striker for Arsenal.
The question of what position Walcott should play in has been debated for many years.
Walcott has started in the position in the previous 4 games in the Premier League, with 3 goals.
Hartson, former forward for the Gunners, thinks he could offer something different in the role, expressing to Drivetime on talkSport: “Arsène Wenger has been banging the drum for several years now, saying that Walcott is a centre-forward long-term.
“Walcott is 26 and if Wenger’s going to stick to what he’s been saying, he has to give Walcott a run as that centre-forward.
“I think he offers a bit more than Giroud going in behind defences, he stretches defences and defenders hate running back towards their own goal.
“From a midfielder’s point of view, if you’ve got a willing runner to get in behind and threaten defenders, it gives them a different option.”