Walcott expected to leave

21 Apr

Theo Walcott is being tipped to leave Arsenal in the summer as he goes in search of regular first-team football.


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The 27-year-old has not made Arsene Wenger’s starting line-up since their 3-2 defeat to Manchester United at the end of February, playing just 15 minutes in total in back-to-back draws with West Ham and Crystal Palace.

That lack of playing time has brought both Walcott’s Arsenal future and his chances of making England’s Euro 2016 squad into question, and Matt Le Tissier believes the forward must be growing frustrated.

Le Tissier told Sky Sports: “It’s not looking great for him right now and for the sake of his career he needs to be somewhere he’s going to play every week.

“I think he’s in real danger of missing out on the Euros, I really do, and if he wants to be a first-choice striker he needs to be looking at one of the teams outside the Champions League challengers to have that guaranteed. I’d happily have him back at Southampton.

“He’s obviously slipped down the pecking order at Arsenal. Alex Iwobi is now starting and Joel Campbell has also been picked ahead of him, so he’s got to be asking questions.”

Liverpool are said to be leading the race for his signature, but Manchester United and possibly Chelsea could also be interested in the forward.

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