Arsenal FC manager, Arsene Wenger has cast a large shadow of doubt over the future of Theo Walcott at the club, with the player playing a bit-part role at the emirates stadium at the moment.
Walcott who has not started a Premier League game since the 3-2 defeat to Manchester United on February 28 has been plagued by niggling injuries during his whole career and has been limited to a handful of substitute appearances of late.
He has fallen down the Arsenal pecking order following the return of Danny Welbeck from injury and the rise of Nigerian youngster, Alex Iwobi and with just five league goals this season its easy to see why.
With the European championships coming up France this summer his place in the England squad is surely hanging by a thin thread. Arsene Wenger when asked if Walcott would be at the club next season, he said: “I don’t know yet. I’m not in transfer mode at the moment but I think he’s gone through a bad spell.
“He has responded very well, because he said: ‘OK, I will work harder and more’. When he comes on now, you see he is motivated and focused. Let’s see how well he finishes the season.”
Despite a number of first-team regulars missing Thursday night’s 2-0 win over Westbromwich Albion, Walcott was restricted to a 4-minute cameo off the bench. Wenger admitted after the game that Walcott, as well as other players are frustrated at their lack of game time.