Arsenal’s 2-0 Champions League win over Swiss side Basel on Wednesday night produced another fine performance from winger Theo Walcott, who scored both goals in the match.
The England international picked up where he had left off the previous Saturday after scoring against Chelsea, with a brilliant individual display which got Arsene Wenger and Arsenal fans grinning from ear to ear at the prospect of this being the season he finally becomes an out- and-out scorer for the club.
Walcott has over time requested to play as the furthest man forward for the North London club, but has found opportunities to operate through the middle limited – with Olivier Giroud largely preferred.
With Aaron Ramsey currently injured, the flying attacker has reverted to his right-wing berth and excelled.
Walcott took his goals against Basel with aplomb and is clearly motivated to make up for his omission from England’s Euro 2016 squad.
The Arsenal fans are excited that their long-serving winger is in form and hitting the net – here are some of the best Twitter reactions to Walcott’s heroics.
— Indonesian Gooners (@ID_Gooners) 29 September 2016
— Coq-blocked (@ARGunner4) 28 September 2016
His quality has never been in doubt. Lad has been quite unfortunate with injuries. #Walcott
— Constantine D’Gooner (@CJBassey) 28 September 2016
Totally brilliant #Walcott
— Scötty Gööner (@sbgoodguy) 28 September 2016
#walcott redefined i tell you
— Chiko Lawi (@ChikoLawi) 28 September 2016
— Alex Foch (@whatsford0ner) 28 September 2016
Theo Theo Theo… what can we say! Your finally fulfilling your potential! Great game and keep it up! #THEO
— The Daily Gunner (@simeonearsenal) 28 September 2016
Massive credit to Theo, got his head down this summer, worked on his game and proven a lot of people wrong! #Theo
— ‘Arsenal Guvnor’ (@ArsenalGuvnor) 24 September 2016
I’m at a loss for words. Truly. The only thing that comes to mind is….’he’s like a new signing!’ #theo
— canadarse (@canadarse) 28 September 2016
Chuffed for Theo – stays fit and he scores 15-20 goals this season. #Theo
— Akhil Vyas (@10akhil) 25 September 2016
There’s no doubting that Walcott has had the ability to be a top-class player for many years now, but injuries have always hampered his progress.
If the pacy attacker can finally manage to have an injury free season, or at least avoid missing many weeks, he could be looking at a fine season this year.
Walcott has already equalled his tally for the whole of last season, in just seven games this campaign and has become an important man for the title hopefuls.