The Arsenal winger Theo Walcott isn’t afraid of the competition he’s being brought by new Gunner wonderkid Oxlade-Chamberlain, although the English international claims that their roles in the team differ quite a lot.
Walcott seems to think that the two of them can coexist perfectly together on the pitch, given that even though their talents are quite alike, the Ox is not really a winger.
“It’s always great to have competition. You want to play well, you want the team to play well and to have other players around keeps you on your toes.
“Alex is a good lad and we get on very well. He gets on with his job and he is learning the game. But we are totally different players, to be honest.
“He’s told me that he’s an attacking midfield player, that he likes to play just behind the striker in that free role. And I can see that because he’s very powerful when he gets the ball.”
That also seems to be what Wenger thinks, as the Frenchman is really trying to force the young player to become an offensive midfielder, because according to him that’s where Arsenal would be able to exploit his potential the most in the future.