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.