Things aren’t going very well for poor old Theo Walcott at the moment.
The Arsenal and England star has managed nine goals in 26 appearances in all competitions this season, but his inability to find the net against the biggest clubs is becoming a worry for supporters, who could be forgiven for wondering if the former Southampton man – 27 later this month – will ever fulfil the massive potential of his teenage years.
The recent match against Manchester United was damning, with Walcott carrying the responsibility of attacking a Red Devils’ side crippled by injury and the Premier League on the line. They lost 3-2 and Walcott was anonymous.
And Theo isn’t doing too well in his 27th appearance of the season either, with fans furious with his performance against Hull City in the FA Cup.
The fifth round replay is still being played at the time this article was published, with Arsenal leading 1-0 through an Oliver Giroud strike.
But Walcott has taken a lot of stick throughout. Thankfully – for his sake – he can’t check Twitter if he’s out on the pitch:
Walcott looks like a regular guy who just wandered on to the pitch and nobody noticed.
— Arsenalist (@arsenalist) March 8, 2016
Walcott getting schooled by an 18st plodding defender there.
— Mark (@mzk90) March 8, 2016
Get Walcott out of my club
— John Reese (@Gordsz) March 8, 2016
Not the best half. Elneny, Campbell and Chambers looking hungry and urgent. Not sure who had a worse half: Walcott or Savage? Both shocking.
— Messi Minutes (@MessiMinutes) March 8, 2016
Walcott's 1st half pic.twitter.com/XDNhJCrYHt
— Daily Cannon (@DailyCannon) March 8, 2016
Bet u wee Walcott takes baby wipes on the bus because he doesn't want any1 else's Arse germs
— Si Ferry (@siferry8) March 8, 2016
Theo Walcott gets paid 140k a week to take those kind of corners.
— Liam Edwards (@LiamPLEdwards) March 8, 2016
Walcott fails to beat the near post with a corner then puts it out of play beyond the far post with a second corner. Walcott.
— James Dall (@JamesDallESPN) March 8, 2016
Theo Walcott is the captain of Arsenal football club.
— Bootifulgame (@bootifulgame) March 8, 2016
Arsenal have a ridicolous amount of players that have huge potential but never fulfilled it. Ramsey, Wilshere, Walcott, Chamberlin etc
— The Anfield Chat (@TheAnfieldChat) March 5, 2016
Harsh words. Are they right?