Theo Walcott panned on Twitter for "shambolic" first half vs Viking FK

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Arsenal fans really are relentless where criticism for Theo Walcott is concerned.

The England international was poor in the Premier League last season and continues to disappoint throughout pre-season ahead of the new term.

His performance against the MLS All-Stars last month was particularly scrutinised after squandering a number of clear-cut chances in his 'favoured' striker role.


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Arsene Wenger opted to field Walcott in the same position for Arsenal's clash with Viking FK on Friday night and, once again, he was dreadful.

In what was a poor first half, the England international was slammed on Twitter and especially so for one incident.

With Arsenal on the counter attack and Walcott leading the charge, the 27-year-old attempted to play a simple through ball to countryman Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who would have been through on goal.

And yet, inexplicably, he over hit his pass out for a throw in, some 40 yards away.

Here's how Arsenal fans reacted to his overall performance.


We found this tweet particularly amusing...

Arsenal did at least enter the half-time break 1-0 up thanks to Joel Campbell's 34th minute header from a corner won by Walcott.

Santi Cazorla had the perfect opportunity to open the scoring 20 minutes earlier but fluffed his lines from the penalty spot.

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