Is it time for Walcott to leave Arsenal?
Theo Walcott is a product of the Southampton Academy. In 2005, Arsenal purchased Walcott for £5million due to incredible pace and crossing ability. Walcott became the youngest player to feature for the English national team at just 17-years-old. One game after his debut, Walcott became the youngest player to record a hat-trick for the national side against Croatia. Since 2005, Walcott has featured for Arsenal 202 times scoring 47 goals which is noteworthy for a winger.
Unfortunately in early of 2014, Walcott ruptured his ACL which sidelined him for six months and forced him to miss the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Since then, Arsenal have added numerous attacking talents to the team including Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck. Arsenal now has Danny Welbeck, Olivier Giroud, Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott, and potentially Lukas Podolski (when he returns from his loan) competing for a spot in the forward line.
If Walcott wants to play football more regularly, he might have to depart from Arsenal where there is less competition for the positions he is trying to occupy.