Reports are out claiming that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain believes Theo Walcott has the qualities to play in attack for England.
Walcott has been called up by Hodgson as one of his four main strikers and despite not scoring yet for Arsenal this season, his Gunners’ team-mate Oxlade-Chamberlain has backed him to play a crucial role up front.
“I think Theo has been ready for a number of years to play there. He’s someone I look up to and admire as a person and a player,” said Oxlade-Chamberlain.
“His form for club and country in his long career proves why he’s is ready, his goalscoring record proves why he is ready to play up front.
“He is a great player and poses different threats than other strikers with his ability to run in behind.
“I have no doubt Theo can play up front – or in midfield as well.”