Theo Walcott has said that he has given manager Arsene Wenger a selection dilemma ahead of the FA Cup final this weekend.

The Englishman scored a hat-trick on the final day of the Premier League season as the Gunners swept past West Bromwich Albion at the Emirates Stadium.

Walcott told Sky Sports News: "It's nice to be playing. I've been very patient. When I've been given the opportunity in the last few weeks, I've been ready and very positive. It's worked for me today.

"It's nice to have a run up front and to grab the match ball is a great achievement personally. But more importantly, the team is looking sharp going into next week's final. You need to be patient with yourself when you've been out for nearly a year. It's always going to take a similar amount of time to come back but the manager has been patient. I've been patient and when I've been given the opportunity, I've tried to take it.

"Today it's gone for me. I'm sure the manager's got an absolute headache to pick his best team, but it just shows our squad is fantastic as well and it's a squad that should be challenging for the Premier League."

Walcott has scored just six times this season.

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