Walcott assured of a starting role at Arsenal!
Despite all the rumours surrounding incoming players and who may be leaving the Emirates this summer, one player who’s future remains up in the air, is Arsenal’s Theo Walcott.
Although I’m sure most Arsenal fans would like to tell Walcott where to go, as of this moment it seems that the English winger will be remaining at the club for next season, despite solid interest from West Ham this summer. No further developments have been heard on such matter and therefore it has all gone cold for Walcott and his future, as we simply remain to see which players that will join the club this summer, that could be set to replace him.
The likes of Mahrez and Mkhitaryan have been mentioned, however according to the Daily Telegraph, no such action will be needed. This is because as the media outlet goes onto report, Walcott has been assured by Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, that he has a place in the Arsenal first team next season, although he wil be kept out on the win.
Walcott made a good start to the season and scored some vital goals in the first half of the campaign. However as ever, his form dipped dramatically, to the point that Walcott was even beginning to be left out of matches as an unused substitute or not even be in the match day squad at all. It beckons that Walcott should not be on his current £100k plus contract and that such money could be spent elsewhere rather than on a player that has largely failed to produce in any aspect apart from loyalty in the past ten years. Such form even led to the English winger missing out on the opportunity to join up with his national side to play at the European Championships this summer in France, and Walcott would’ve been desperate to make an impact for a side he hasn’t featured for at a major tournament since 2006.
I think that although it remains to be seen who may end up at Arsenal this summer, I’m still pretty much certain Walcott will still be with us come the opening game day, although I cannot understand how he would be able to get a starting spot ahead of all our much more consistent wingers like Iwobi and Campbell, not to mention Ramsey or Wilshere…..