Arsenal legend Ian Wright is of the opinion that Theo Walcott should leave the club after being sidelined from the first-team setup.
The England international has featured just three times in the Premier League this season, all as a substitute, and only gets regular football in cup competitions.
Walcott did play the entire game against Norwich in the Carabao Cup last night but looked a forlorn figure throughout and this appears to have got the pundits on Sky Sports saying it is time for him to move on.
Responding to a question on whether the 28-year-old should leave Wright said:
“I think so, for [his own] sake.
“I’m not sure where he can go now with Arsenal and he’s only playing in the Carabao Cup and the Europa League.
“He’ll want to finish on a high in respect of what he’s doing, he’s given Arsenal great service in the time he’s been there and for me, he should move on for himself.”
Fellow pundit Darren Bent agreed with Wright adding,
“The freshness of a move somewhere else might be perfect for him,”
“He’s been there for a long, long time now and I’m not quite sure how much more he can improve while he’s there.
“But you never know, sometimes you can go somewhere else with new surroundings and, all of a sudden, you can kick on again. Maybe that’s what he needs.”
Wright and Bent are probably correct in their assessment of Walcott, his career has stagnated and there is no evidence it will get any better for the player.