Theo Walcott hopes to get his chance as a centre forward soon after discussing a potential change of position with Arsène Wenger.

The England international broke into the Arsenal side on the right of a three-pronged attack and has given countless left backs problems in the Premier League and beyond.

But much of Walcott's finest work has come when he drifts into a central position and uses his pace to run in behind the opposition - the winner at Udinese being a case in point. The 22-year-old has three goals in six starts this season and believes he can do more damage from those areas.

"I had a meeting with the boss and explained my point of view," Walcott told the Official Matchday Programme.

"He knew the conversation would come up and was very happy to talk about it. He says he’ll give me a chance there at the right time, and I’m dying for it to happen – but he knows exactly what he is doing and obviously I trust him.

"I believe I can give so much more to the team playing up front, with the runs I can make off the ball, and I just love hitting the back of the net as well.

"At times I feel a bit, if not wasted, then in and out of games on the right. I just want it more and more, having scored a few last season - I’m not a winger and I think plenty of people know that. I’ve done OK out there but I’d love to play down the middle."

The full interview with Theo is available in Saturday's Official Matchday Programme. You can subscribe to the Matchday Programme by calling 08700 20 20 20.

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23 Sep 2011