After the Arsenal forward Theo Walcott missed out on the England squad for the disappointing Euro 2016 tournament in the summer, which was a result of his poor form at club level in the second half of last season, he seems to have got his act together and has been producing some great performances for the Gunners.
That was rewarded with a call-up from Big Sam for the only game in Allardyce’s ill-fated spell as England manager and although he did not start, the fleet footed Arsenal star did come on for the last 20 minutes and was unlucky not to win the game when his goal was ruled out for offside.
His return to the international scene continued with another call-up from the new man in charge and Gareth Southgate went one further by starting Walcott ahead of Jamie Vardy and Marcus Rashford for the win over Malta at Wembley yesterday.
Theo may be slightly disappointed as he did not have the same impact for his country as he has been doing for his club of late and the player ratings on Sky Sports gave him just 6.5. He was also replaced with about 20 minutes to go and both Vardy and Rashford came on but the good news for Walcott is that neither of them did any better and in fact were only given 4/10 in the ratings.
With England travelling to Slovenia on Tuesday and expecting a more open game that is better suited to Walcott’s pace and movement, do you think the Arsenal star will start for Southgate again?