Arsenal fans react on Twitter to Walcott display for England
By Amir Mir
Theo Walcott suffered a disappointing night in front of goal for England as they drew 0-0 with Slovenia – and Arsenal fans on Twitter claimed he had reverted to type.
Forward Walcott was replaced just after the hour mark by Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend, after a poor performance from Gareth Southgate’s side.
Following their 2-0 win over Malta on Saturday, England were thankful to a superb display from Joe Hart to enable them to leave Slovenia with a point from the World Cup qualifier.
Despite Walcott’s impressive club form this term, fans felt the Gunners attacker was back to his same old ways.
One fan stated that it is now two poor performances from Walcott, after he started in the win over lowly Malta at the weekend.
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Supporters were even more critical of the former Southampton academy graduate, by saying he has not improved over the last ten years.
Here is a selection of messages on Twitter from Arsenal supporters reacting to Walcott’s performance:
Walcott off. Have to say two very poor performances in international break for Theo. Been on form for #afc with better players around him.
— Sam (@samuelJayC) October 11, 2016
Walcott for England just not working. Been brilliant for Arsenal but poor for England.
— ⚽The⚽Arsenal????⚪ (@ArsenalNewsGoon) October 11, 2016
Walcott has been awful too. Every year from Arsenal fans we hear "there's something different about him." No, there isn't.
— Bixby Snyder (@WillSutton78) October 11, 2016
— Tough Tackler (@thetoughtackler) October 11, 2016
— Tim Pope (@TimPope18) October 11, 2016
Walcott works well at #AFC bc Alexis is playing as a false 9, creating space for his diagonal runs. If you don't do this, don't play him!
— AV.53 (@davantarl) October 11, 2016
Walcott has been in impressive form for Arsene Wenger’s side this term, scoring three goals in seven games this season.
He made a return to the national set-up in September, after being left out by then-England manager Roy Hodgson for the 2016 European Championships.
In other Arsenal team news, Alex Iwobi has revealed this Gunners attacker is always late for training.