Cape Town - Arsène Wenger says he is excited by how much pace his side
will have when Theo Walcott is fully fit.
Walcott was an unused substitute in Arsenal’s 2-0 win
against Sunderland but there was still an abundance of speed on display with
Alexis Sanchez, Danny Welbeck and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain leading the attack.
The manager says Walcott will be eased back into action but
he is looking forward to seeing how well his explosive players link up when
everybody is available.
“I’m very happy
because Theo doesn’t look bothered about the injury that happened to him even
though he has been out for 10 months,” Wenger explained to arsenal.com.
“I have to give him
competition slowly in the next three or four weeks.
“His runs off the ball are fantastic and it always gives you
hope that you can score goals.
"The pace we have in the side when he’s back is
very impressive because Welbeck, Alexis and Oxlade-Chamberlain are also very
“Could the attacking pace frighten defences? Let’s see. My imagination
works like yours but I have to prove that they can work together on the pitch
and that’s what I’ll try to do when everybody’s back.
“I don’t know if Theo will play against Burnley.
points at home unexpectedly against Hull and that¹s why we have to focus on
winning the Burnley game before I can plan giving Theo some competition.”