The Arsenal striker, Theo Walcott, has said that he deserves to get regular starting opportunities. Walcott has not been a regular member of the Arsenal starting XI in the ongoing season.
However, in the recently played Champions League match against FC Schalke 04, Walcott started the match and scored the opening goal for the Gunners in the 18th minute of the match. That was Walcott’s eighth goal in the ongoing season. However, the Englishman also missed a goal scoring opportunity towards the end of that match. Had Walcott latched on that chance, Arsenal would have won that match.
That was the first Champions League start for Walcott in the ongoing season. Talking to the reporters after that match, Walcott said, “It’s always good to get a starting opportunity. I haven’t started too many matches in the ongoing season, but, I am happy that I have grabbed the opportunity that came my way. I think I played decently in the match and proved that I deserved to get more starting opportunities.”
When asked whether he thinks that he hasn’t been given regular starting opportunities so far because of his contractual dispute with club, Walcott said, “I don’t know about that. It might be the case, but, I am not sure. You should ask this question to our manager. He is the right man to answer this question.”
“I want to start more and more matches. Hopefully, I would be given another chance in the next match.”
When asked about that missed chance in the later part of the second half, Walcott said, “I am pretty disappointed because of that missed chance. It would have been a perfect match for me if I had made use of that chance. I tried hard, but, I got into a tangle with the ball.”