‘Leave him out!’ – Pundit slams Arsenal player, calling for him to be dropped
The ability of arguably Arsenal’s most in-form player has been questioned by a former footballer during the international break.
Alexis Sanchez and Theo Walcott are now the Gunners’ joint top scorers with five goals each in a blistering run of form which has seen Arsenal win five straight games in the Premier League.
However, Walcott’s exploits has not continued in England’s colours during the international break as Gareth Southgate’s men were held to a 0-0 draw at Slovenia on Tuesday.
Thus, ex-Chelsea and Celtic star Chris Sutton has suggested that the 27-year-old might not be as good as many think.
“All the fuss about Theo Walcott this season — I don’t get it,” Sutton told the Daily Mail.
“People are saying he is a changed player. He is neither clever nor creative and he was completely ineffective once again for England.
“The Arsenal man has no guile and didn’t link up at all or put any decent crosses in all night. His pass appreciation is desperately poor and his defensive clearance just after half-time summed his night up.
According to Sutton, Waloctt, who was back with the national team after a long absence, should be withdrawn from England’s starting eleven in the future.
“Everyone has credited Gareth Southgate for having the courage to drop Wayne Rooney, but he needs to learn fast and leave Walcott out.” he added
“Andros Townsend was far more effective in his 28-minute cameo.”