Theo Walcott must leave Arsenal this summer

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It's been a tough couple of months for Theo Walcott.

After losing out on his first team place at Arsenal, the 27-year-old has now missed out on a chance to play for England at the Euros, following his exclusion from Roy Hodgson's 26-man preliminary squad.

Surely this must be the end of the line for Walcott at Arsenal.


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The Englishman joined the club in 2006 at a young age of 16. At that time, Walcott was regarded as one of the finest prospects in England. His lightening pace made him stand apart from others at the academy level and at former club, Southampton, where he was tipped for great things within the game.

Ten years on and Walcott hasn't nearly hit the heights he was once destined to.

Walcott has never seemingly nailed down a first team spot under Arsene Wenger. Injuries and poor form have stunted his growth and deprived him of making it big.

One major criticism of Walcott during his time at the Emirates, is his lack of end product, be it his delivery or finishing. The forward gets into good positions using his speed, but often chooses the wrong option.

Walcott has scored a meager total of five goals this league campaign, which is an underwhelming tally for a man of his abilities.


Ten years as a senior player and Arsenal still don't seem to know his best position. This season, Walcott has been shuffled between a striker and a winger with no great results.

In recent months, Wenger has preferred young Alex Iwobi over Walcott, emphasising the latter's fall from grace.

To this date, Walcott has all the attributes to be the world class player he was meant to be, but it won't happen at Arsenal.

His career at Arsenal has simply stagnated over the past couple of years and a change of surroundings might just be what Walcott needs to get his career back on track.

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