Keane: Walcott could fail again
Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane has called for Arsenal fans to not get too carried away with the current form of Theo Walcott.
The 27-year-old took his goal tally so far this season to five, which makes him joint top scorer with Alexis Sanchez, after scoring a brace against FC Basel on Wednesday.
Walcott’s impressive performances at the start of this campaign have come after a forgettable 2015/16 season which saw him criticised heavily as Arsenal surrendered the Premier League title to Leicester City.
Therefore, Roy Keane believes the form of the Englishman should not be wholly trusted just yet.
“It’s took him a while to get settled. Listen he’s had a good week. The guy needs to relax. Try to play well for the next seven or eight months.” Keane said on ITV
“Tonight was a lovely game for Arsenal. When they’re in that form and have that amount of possession, they’re great to watch – they could’ve seven, eight, nine goals easily.
“But the crunch games are still to come for them, when the cold nights come in, with half the Arsenal players with their gloves on, so I wouldn’t be getting carried away with Walcott.
“He scored some lovely goals tonight, with the simplicity of his movement, it was outstanding, but he’s got to do it over the course the next year or two.”