Theo Walcott still wants striking role

TEAMtalk :    Theo Walcott still sees his long-term future up front after giving Arsenal another glimpse of what they could have after scoring against Spurs.

Walcott further strengthened his negotiating position in his ongoing contract saga by scoring his fifth goal in as many games in Saturday’s 5-2 Premier League win at Emirates Stadium.

As well as having been at loggerheads with the Gunners over the value of any new deal, the England star has reportedly demanded assurances from manager Arsene Wenger he would get more opportunities to play as a striker.