The Arsenal and England international forward Theo Walcott could be forgiven for heading back to club duties in two minds. On the one hand he scored his first two goals of the season, while on the other hand he was given less than half an hour on the pitch by Roy Hodgson to show what he can do.
So his situation with the England national team is fairly similar to his club situation and that tells me that there must be something lacking from the 26-year old´s game at the moment. Whether it is his match sharpness, confidence, fitness levels or a combination of factors, I suspect that he is not showing enough in training to give the managers no choice but to select him and then he is not doing enough when he does get a chance.
Walcott needs to realise the peril of his position and put it right quickly. Right now he should be getting into the starting line-ups for club and country quite easily, with no Welbeck and Sturridge to contend with for England and with Arsenal struggling to find goals from anywhere.
If Theo really wants to be a big part of the Arsenal side this season and with a place at Euro 2016 next summer up for grabs, the speedy striker must get his act together and do whatever it takes to make himself undroppable, or at least more selectable. What do you make of the Walcott question, Gooners?