Arsene Wenger asked what Theo Walcott brings to the Arsenal team

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is delighted to have Theo Walcott back and underlines his importance in the team.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has underlined the four qualities of Theo Walcott that are crucial for his team.

When asked by Sky Sports on Tuesday what the 25-year-old forward brings to the team, Wenger said: ‘The quality of his receptions up front, the intelligence of his runs, his pace as well, and he is a good finisher.

‘He is not there yet. He has been out for 10 months. I have to be cautious with him and take it step by step’.

Wenger was speaking before Arsenal’s Champions League Group D clash against Anderlecht at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday evening.

Walcott did not start the encounter, and he was not in the starting line-up against Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday either.

The England international has only just returned from a long-term injury. The former Southampton star sustained a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee during a FA Cup match against Tottenham Hotspur back in January.

Walcott is still a long way off his best, but his four qualities that manager Wenger highlights are certainly going to make Arsenal a much better team as the season progresses.

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