Ian Wright reacts on Twitter to Walcott performance, questions Arsenal boss

Theo Walcott

The Arsenal legend praised the 26-year-old after his Champions League goal on Wednesday night.

Ian Wright once again praised Theo Walcott on Twitter after the pacy Arsenal forward came on to net against Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

Walcott came on and scored in the second half, with Olivier Giroud starting for the Gunners but getting sent off after just 40 minutes.

And Wright questioned Arsene Wenger's decision to start the Frenchman in Croatia...

Of course, Walcott won't always be the answer for Arsenal. Both he and Giroud have shown considerable flaws at the Emirates Stadium and one of the 26-year-old's biggest is his profligacy.

He scored against Stoke City in the Premier League last weekend but also missed a raft of chances. Wenger, then, either through deliberate policy or simply a lack of options in the transfer market, hasn't got a truly reliable striker to turn to.

Giroud certainly isn't a long-term solution - but nor will Walcott be. That said, the pacy forward is definitely above the Frenchman in the pecking order right now. And the calls for him to start over Giroud will only get stronger at this rate.

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