There have been some Arsenal transfer rumours in the last few days linking Theo Walcott with a possible move to our Premier League rivals Everton this summer, but we do not know if they are true or if the England international or Arsene Wenger would be willing to consider the offer.
It certainly did not sound as though Walcott was thinking about leaving Arsenal as he have an interview in Sydney last week that the Daily Mail has reported. In fact it sounded like the complete opposite as the flying forward spoke about the need for the Gunners to step up this season after missing out on the Champions League last time.
Theo was one of the few players who addressed the questions of Arsenal fans about the players’ commitment, attitude and desire to win but he was widely criticised for his comments after we lost weakly against a more up for it Crystal Palace and he only started one more game after that.
It might not have been good to hear Walcott say that they wanted it more but it seemed pretty obvious watching on and the most i8mportant thing is to learn from that and ensure it does not happen again, something the striker seems to be doing.
He said, ‘I was the captain for the day – no-one else was going to come out and I felt like I had to say something. It’s out there and it doesn’t really matter. The team went on to do considerably quite well after all those games. There was a reaction and that’s what we wanted.
‘I was disappointed with the way it ended. But I was happy for the team, winning the FA Cup, when you’re trying to get back into the team, the team’s winning, then it’s always going to be difficult because there’s so much competition and will continue to be like that.
‘This season there has to be more. It has to be this season, there’s no holding back now and there’s going to be a lot more pressure but I think we can deal with it.’
I understand why the boss was unhappy with the Palace game comments but I think he has had to accept the truth and learn from it as well, so will we see a different Arsenal this season?