There are not many players in football at the moment who divides opinion as much as Arsenal and England star Theo Walcott does. Walcott blows both hot and cold for the better part of the last 10 years for both club and country. Many Arsenal fans have lost patient with the 27-year-old and want him sold this summer and if a report by Bleacher Report is anything to go by, Theo Walcott wants to leave Arsenal this summer should he not make Roy Hodgson’s Euro 2016 squad which will be music in the ears of those who want him out of Arsenal.
As things stand, Walcott will find it very difficult to get into Rodgson’s squad. He has been woefully out of form for Arsenal and his place in Arsenal’s squad seems to have been taken by Nigerian international Alex Iwobi. This development could put paid to Walcott’s chance of representing England in France in June.
In the recent international break, he could only play 30 minutes for England against the Netherlands, which is probably an idication that Rodgson won’t consider him for selection for the European Championship.
Theo Walcott according to the report isn’t happy with how things have spanned out this season and will look to leave the Emirates stadium this summer for a club where he can command more regular playing time.
If Walcott leaves, Arsenal fans are unlikely to complain. And he has himself to blame to be fair. Wenger has given him enough chances to command a regular starting shirt at Arsenal but due to his own doing, a youngster has taken his place.
Should a bid of £20 to £25 million ( Arsenal will struggle to get more than that for him unless a Chinese club comes for him and he decides to go to Asia ) in for the speedstar, I will be surprised if Wenger doesn’t accept it. For that amount, Arsenal can get a player who will command less wage and contribute much more to the team than Walcott is doing.