‘He should be at QPR instead of Arsenal!’ – Twitter bashes Gunner after Southampton show
It is now safe to say that a majority of the Arsenal faithful have reached a new level of frustration with Theo Walcott.
The 0-0 draw against Southampton saw Arsenal drop to fourth place, only a month after beginning 2016 as league leaders.
Walcott had played a part in Arsenal’s surge to the Premier League summit as his form kept Olivier Giroud on the bench at the start the of season.
But after a string of games without a telling contribution, the England international fired more blanks off the bench on Tuesday as his golden chance saw Frasier Forster produce another save.
Even though the 26-year-old was not entirely culpable for Arsenal’s fourth Premier League game without victory, the fans on social media had no kind words for Theo after the final whistle.
Walcott doesn't play for the football he plays for the 4 min interview after game
— Husam (@HusamAlrayes) February 2, 2016
Walcott would be playing for QPR on the other side if London if not for Wenger. Has never stepped up when needed.https://t.co/QB5EaNOWZi
— Akshay Ravi (@akshayravi14) February 2, 2016
Benik Afobe has scored as many PL goals as Walcott this season.
Benik Afobe signed for Bournemouth 23 days ago.
— #datjoblesboygtnpaid (@barrack08) February 2, 2016
Wouldn't surprise me if Arsenal had no players in the England Euros squad. Walcott and Ox in very poor form, Wilshere injured, Gibbs benched
— Darren Dalton (@DazzaD73) February 2, 2016
So next we play Bournemouth with ex-Gunner Afobe looking better than Giroud & Walcott combined, followed by Leicester & Vardy! #ShitHitsFan
— Keyvan Hedvat (@Hedverse) February 2, 2016
If Walcott had stayed fit this last ten years, he'd be playing in the Championship. The only thing that's saved him is the fucking injuries
— Bootifulgame (@bootifulgame) February 2, 2016
We need to be honest with ourselves.. we overrated our team… especially players such as Walcott…Ramsey.etc
— Líbaan (@LibaanEsse3) February 2, 2016
Walcott has 3 goals this season, stop suggesting he can make it as a striker. We need a poacher who can knick a goal off the bench
— Joe Cozens (@J_Cozens) February 2, 2016
We went on our best run this season when Wenger used Walcott and Giroud interchangeable not together.
— damilare (@dammyspencer) February 2, 2016
Thought Ox was maybe a better option than Walcott in a tight game but it's a dumb or dumber choice. Lack of urgency was alarming for 60mins
— Ben Lover (@benlover1983) February 2, 2016
Aguero and Vardy won their sides 3points. Giroud and Walcott screwed everything up.
— BADA (@KEHINDEBADA) February 2, 2016