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‘Golden age’ still to come for Walcott at Arsenal, insists Wenger

first_imgArsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes Theo Walcott can enjoy the “golden age” of his career as a fully fledged striker if the forward agrees to stay at the Emirates Stadium.The England forward, whose current deal expires at the end of next season, has endured another injury-hit campaign for the Gunners and has been linked with a move away from the club, with Liverpool reportedly registering an interest.But having returned to full fitness Wenger believes the 26-year-old, who has long been likened to Arsenal’s record goalscorer Thierry Henry, is finally ready to emulate the Frenchman by becoming a full-time frontman.“He can be transformed,” Wenger said.“Being 26 to 32 as a striker is the best age as a striker and I wouldn’t like to miss that golden age. He is naturally gifted to play in this position.“I work with him in both situations, as a striker and as a wide player. But the quality of the runs is so fantastic with the pace he has.“When he was younger he was rushing his finishing but he is a good finisher now.” Arsenal forward Theo Walcott 1last_img read more