Walcott: RvP is Prem's best striker
Published 16:45 13/03/12 By MirrorFootball
Theo Walcott is dreaming of a future playing upfront with Robin van Persie - after hailing the Dutchman as the Premier League's best striker.
RvP has hit 33 goals in 38 matches to help drag Arsenal back into the race for third place after a disastrous start to the season.
He has been injury-free for virtually the first time in his Arsenal career and Walcott said: "When I was on the treatment bed alongside him in previous years it was such a shame to see so much talent wasted.
"He has made up for lost time, I am sure of that.
"You just give him anything and he will put it away - left foot, right foot and he has scored a couple of headers as well.
"He makes it look easy and it's really not.
"Wayne Rooney is still several goals behind him and has had a fantastic season as well. It just shows you how good this man is."
Walcott has been one of the main reasons why Van Persie has had such a prolific season.
Despite being the subject of boos from the home crowd earlier this year, the winger has been in excellent form recently and starred in last night's thrilling win over Newcastle, setting up Van Persie to equalise Hatem Ben Arfa's opener before Thomas Vermaelen snatched a 95th minute winner.
The Gunners are sweating on the futures of both players as their contracts expire next summer, but Walcott insists he is not panicking about his current situation.
"I like to do my talking on the pitch and if I just keep on playing well then I will see what comes," Walcott said.
"I like to let my agent deal with that side of things."
One thing Walcott is sure of is that he wants Van Persie to stay this summer.
"This is maybe the second year that Robin and I have had a run together in the team and hopefully, in the future I would like to play up front with him" Walcott said.
"That would be fantastic for me but if I am setting up goals then that is the most important thing. If he's enjoying what I am doing then that is great.
"If the staff and the coaches are happy, that's all I want. I'm enjoying playing football at the moment, I'm still only 22 so there is a lot to come from me.
"I feel great, I've never played so much in my life on a consistent level for 90 minutes."