Arsenal have very few Cup games left to rotate in except the Europa League, and our tie against Ostersunds will probably see the end of that run, so it would appear that Arsenal has little need of most of our second team for the rest of this season.
Francis Coquelin didn’t even get to play in our awful FA Cup display as he was in negotiations with Valencia, but Theo Walcott did play, and was slated for his performance by the Arsenal fans. He wasn’t even used off the bench against Chelsea and he is unlikely to get any first team games, even with everyone injured, so surely he should be moving to a club where he can start playing regularly again.
Our club legend Martin Keown certainly thinks so. He told the Daily Mail: “Theo is 28 years old now. Personally, if I wasn’t playing in the Arsenal team and I was his age, I would be going. Your love of playing football has to be greater than anything else. When you’re playing football, everything clicks into gear in the rest of your life. If you have a family and the one thing missing is playing every week then you’re not complete.
“I’d be going through tremendous turmoil if I was him because if I can’t play, then there is no point in being at Arsenal. Wenger is quietly telling Walcott he no longer needs him by having not started him in a single Premier League game this season. Wenger can say what he wants publicly but he’s telling him what he really thinks every week.”
I think that Walcott has finally realised his career with Arsenal is definitely over, so I am pretty sure that he will be moving to Everton or Southampton very soon. Do you think he is right to move on now?