Arsenal Manager Praises Forward Options After 25-Year-Old Return

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has praised the striking options available to him in his squad after seeing Theo Walcott return from injury against Hull City last night, as reported by

The Gunners triumphed 2-0 in the third round clash, a repeat of last year’s final, when the north London side also won.

Per Mertesacker opened the scoring for Wenger’s side, who dominated the majority of the game.

Alexis Sanchez then wrapped up the game with a goal late on, and he was exceptional at leading the like.

Walcott returned to action for the first time since the third round last season, offering another player for Wenger to consider going forward.

Joel Campbell also played in the game, one of his first appearances for the Emirates Stadium side.

This, along with Danny Welbeck and Olivier Giroud, who played no part, means Wenger has options going forward.

He was effusive in his praise for the options up front.

“We have many options when you think of the players who still have not played tonight,” he told Arsenal Player.

“We have many solutions up front.

“You cannot expect much [from Walcott yet] but fitness-wise he was good. He had good chances, made some good runs. He has to get used to contact again and that will take a little bit of time. Overall it was a positive first game.

“It’s a very important period now. We’ve had many injuries until now and hopefully everybody will be back.”



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