Theo Walcott praises 'special' Arsenal team mate; will Wenger play them together?

Theo Walcott

Theo Walcott has heaped praise on his Arsenal team mate Alexis Sanchez.

Arsenal eased into the fourth round of the FA Cup with a comfortable 2-0 win over Hull City at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday evening.

Per Mertesacker and Alexis Sanchez scored the goals for the Gunners as Arsene Wengers men defeated the Tigers in the FA Cup again, just as they did in the final back in May.

Sanchez stole the headlines with another virtuoso display, and he was finally handed the chance to start alongside Theo Walcott in attack.

Walcott has been out of action for around 12 months, and the game against Hull was his first start since tearing his anterior cruciate ligament against Tottenham a year ago - and piled the praise upon fellow forward Sanchez.

"He's a special player," Walcott told the BBC. "It's great to finally get on the pitch with him and I'm sure there's going to be a lot more appearances of me and him together."

Walcott's comments bring up something of a dilemma for manager Arsene Wenger. With Walcott returning, he now has a number of options to use in attack.

Sanchez is assured of a place in the side, but the positions around him are far from clear. Wenger now has the option to play Olivier Giroud up front with Danny Welbeck wide, or now Walcott too.

The imminent return of Mesut Ozil only serves to complicate matters more, whilst the versatility of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain also comes into consideration.

Rotation will be a factor for Wenger, but many fans believe that playing Sanchez, Ozil and Walcott behind Welbeck or Giroud would be Arsenal's best attacking combination - whether Wenger agrees or not remains to be seen.

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