Report: Theo Walcott partnering Kane in England attack; match made in heaven?

Theo Walcott

Arsenal's Theo Walcott will reportedly partner Harry Kane in England's attack against Italy tonight.

According to the Daily Mirror, Arsenal's Theo Walcott will start in the England attack against Italy, partnering Tottenham star Harry Kane.

Walcott, 26, was ruled of last summer's World Cup having suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament injury against Tottenham just over a year ago.

Now back in the Arsenal side, the winger has struggled to hit top form so far, but has scored three goals in 13 games as he gets back to full fitness.

Walcott is once again in the England squad as Roy Hodgson's men prepare to face Italy tonight - and according to the Mirror, Walcott will start the game.

The former Southampton youngster has been a winger for Arsenal, but is expected to start up front for England in a change of position. His partner in attack? Well, that looks likely to be Tottenham's Harry Kane as Hodgson reverts to the midfield diamond.

The prospect of a Walcott-Kane forward line is interesting considering their North London allegiances, but all rivalries aside, this could be a perfect combination.

Kane will want to pick the ball in pockets of space in front of the defence, whilst he can hold the ball up against defenders if needed to. Meanwhile, Walcott will be looking to dart in behind and use his world-class speed to cause problems.

With the mixture of clever positional play from Kane and the pure speed of Walcott, the duo could form a surprisingly fantastic combination for England - before returning to their clubs and becoming enemies again.

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