Four Reasons Theo Walcott Should Leave Arsenal
It was interesting to see in Arsenal's 2-0 success against Liverpool that Theo Walcott was not seen as a useful weapon. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Spanish star Cazorla were clearly the more potent attacking weapons. When Oxlade-Chamberlain was taken off, it was Aaron Ramsay that came off the bench instead of Walcott.
Some people may argue that was a tactical decision and Walcott would have made an appearance if Arsenal were chasing the game. Nevertheless, there are plenty of reasons why Theo should fear for his Arsenal future.
The Presence of Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain
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I have already alluded to this, but it seems Arsene Wenger may be ready to give games to Oxlade-Chamberlain ahead of Walcott. This should concern the England winger because of the fact he has similar qualities to Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Many people would argue that it is unlikely that both players could play very often in the same Arsenal team. It is certainly a kick in the teeth for Walcott if he is now seen as second choice.
Has Walcott Fulfilled His Potential?
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Most football fans are aware of the great pace that Theo Walcott possesses. But the modern-day winger needs more than just being quick and skillful. Anyone that saw Walcott playing for Southampton will know how much potential he had.
But one thing about Theo is he hasn't always had the end product to his play. Wingers must be able to score goals as well as set them up; it is how they will be judged. Walcott must show the results of his play whenever he gets an opportunity.
New Signing Santi Cazorla May Also Limit Walcott's Chances
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Arsenal may have lost key players in the shape of Robin Van Persie and Alex Song, but they have also added some new attacking talents. One of those is Santi Cazorla who showed exactly what he can do in the 2-0 win against Liverpool by setting one goal up and scoring the other.
Some people may point out that Cazorla is more likely to play on the left than the right, but the Spanish winger is versatile and able to play on either side. He is another attacking option that could play in Walcott's position.
Will Theo Walcott Be Prepared to Settle for Impact Role?
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If we assume that Arsene Wenger no longer sees Theo Walcott as a regular starter then he may have to settle for an impact role from the bench. Walcott, however, will want to be playing every week to ensure he keeps getting selected for England.
Therefore, he may seek a move away from Arsenal which allows him to do that.
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