On Sunday 27th of May it marked ex-Arsenal winger Theo Walcott’s last game for the Saints. His contract has run out and he’s now a free agent.
As we all know, the now 34-year-old was loved at Arsenal, and he loved the club in return. We’ve seen his ongoing support of the club throughout the years, and even last month, after scoring in a 3-3 draw against the club and not celebrating, he told NBC News: “Arsenal are just incredible. We played Man City the other week and I thought Arsenal were way better than them.”
“That’s how I see Arsenal at the moment. We can take a lot of positives from this game because they [Arsenal] are the best team in this league at this moment in time.” and “Hopefully, now Arsenal can go on and win the league and beat Man City on Wednesday.”
The Englishman was a gooner for 12 years, scoring 108 goals and providing 78 assists for the club. He had many iconic goals, here is a few of them.
He was a player that, if not for injuries, could have gone on to be a legend at the club, if he isn’t already.
Theo Walcott is now 34-years-old and only had four goal contributions in 20 appearances in the Premier League this season, unfortunately one of them was a goal at the Emirates Stadium as Arsenal drew 3-3 to Southampton.
He himself has stated that he still wants to play football despite his dwindling form, and i personally believe there is some class in him yet from what i’ve seen this season. Hopefully Theo Walcott gets on more career move where he can show he’s still got it, right at the end of his career.
Fair play to Theo Walcott, who despite a shaky career, filled with injuries and a few different clubs, has managed to continue playing (mostly) at the top flight of English football.
Once a Gunner, always a Gunner.
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