‘We will get a strong season from him’

Arsène Wenger is sure that Theo Walcott will play an important role for Arsenal in 2016/17.

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The England forward rounded off his pre-season with a goal in Sunday’s win over Manchester City - leading to his manager stating post-match that he is “convinced [Walcott] will have a great season”.

“I’ve said many times that we will get a strong season from Theo Walcott because he got hit hard and I saw how he responded,” Wenger told Arsenal Player. “He went through a very tough time not being at the Euros with England, and I I observed him, saw how he responded and I am convinced that he will have a great season.

“We had a good combination with him on the right and Alexis up front.”

Alex Iwobi also impressed in the victory, scoring for the third time in pre-season.

“He fights for his place like everybody,” Wenger added. “We have a strong but reasonable squad.

“We have to show that we are a united squad as well throughout the whole season and that will make a big difference because everyone will get the chance to play.

“At the moment it’s Alex but maybe in October it will be someone else.”


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