English Premiership

Carragher: Walcott is not a centre-forward

2016-10-04 14:15
Theo Walcott (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Former England international Jamie Carragher has been impressed with the form of Theo Walcott this season on the right wing for Arsenal.

The Liverpool legend is believes Walcott's rich form out wide should have extinguished any thoughts of him leading the line for the Gunners or England.

Walcott has spent a large portion of his career campaigning to be allowed to have a go as an out-and-out centre forward and has been afforded opportunities to fulfill the role but has never established himself in the position.

"The best thing about how well he is playing at the minute is that it puts to bed that nonsense about him playing as a centre-forward," Carragher told Sky Sports.

"The fact that he started that conversation in the summer and the manager is still talking about it - you can't believe it. He's 27. He isn't a centre-forward. He never has been. He never will be. That's his position - on the right wing."

Walcott has been picked in Gareth Southgate's first squad as interim England manager. With Raheem Sterling absent through injury he is likely to be given a run for his country out wide.

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