Theo Walcott sends two tweets after failing to make England squad

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Arsenal forward Theo Walcott has taken to Twitter after failing to make Roy Hodgson's 26-man England squad for Euro 2016.

Walcott, who has racked up 46 caps for the Three Lions since making his international debut back in 2006, has admitted that he's 'disappointed' to have not been included but insists that he respects Hodgson's decision. 

The Gunners ace has remained gracious, wishing Hodgson's squad 'the best of luck' in France. 


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Writing on Twitter, Walcott stated: "I am of course disappointed not to make the squad, but I have spoken with Roy and respect his decision.

"I wish Roy and all the team the best of luck for a successful Euro's."

After Danny Welbeck picked up a lengthy injury, it had been suggested that Walcott was going to be included in Hodgson's squad. 

Lack of game time 

The England boss has insisted that a lack of game time is the reason behind Walcott's England absence.

In place of Walcott, the Three Lions boss has opted for the likes of Andros Townsend and Manchester United youngster Marcus Rashford.

Despite Newcastle United's relegation from the Premier League, Townsend has enjoyed a wonderful final few months of the season. 

Rashford, who only made his debut for the Red Devils back in February, has heavily impressed and, at just 18-years-old, looks set for a bright future with the national side. 

It's far from certain as to whether either Townsend or Rashford will make it to the tournament - three players will be cut from the 26-man squad - but it's safe to say that Manchester United fans have enjoyed the latter's inclusion in place of Walcott. 

United fans react 

As you can imagine, fans of the Red Devils took to Twitter to troll Walcott following his tweets. 

Here's how social media - most notably Man United fans - reacted:  

Rashford in 

As mentioned, Rashford may or may not secure his place in the final squad and Hodgson has admitted that it will be hard for the teenager to 'knock someone' off their perch. 

"He's one of the contenders, though the competition is strong," said Hodgson, as per Eurosport.

"There's no reason, if he does exceptionally well, that he shouldn't knock someone off his perch... But they're not going to be easy to knock off their perch."

With the quartet of Wayne Rooney, Jamie Vardy, Harry Kane and Daniel Sturridge seemingly ahead of him in the pecking order, it's unlikely that he will claim his place on the plane, but there's every chance that he will enjoy a successful career for both club and country. 

Was Hodgson's Walcott snub the right decision? Have your say below! 

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