Alan Shearer critical of Theo Walcott

Theo Walcott

Alan Shearer was not impressed with Theo Walcott’s performance for Arsenal against Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday.

Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer has suggested in The Sun that Theo Walcott has not developed as expected.

Walcott has been on the books of Arsenal since 2006 and has a contract until June 2019.

The England international, who can play as a forward or as a winger, joined the Gunners from Southampton with a strong reputation.

The 26-year-old was then rated as one of the most promising young players in England, but he has yet to fulfil his potential.

Shearer has suggested that Walcott has not developed as he was expected to.

The former England international striker wrote in The Sun: “Welbeck did OK in his first league start for 11 months scoring one but Walcott...

“He is 26 and the same questions are being asked of him now as they were five years ago. He barely got in the game and the way he lost the ball for the first goal was awful.”

The former Newcastle striker made the comments following the Gunners’ 3-2 defeat to Manchester United away from home at Old Trafford at the weekend.

Walcott started the Premier League game on Sunday afternoon and played for 63 minutes, but he failed to make a major impact.

The Englishman failed to take a single shot, had a pass accuracy of 67%, put in one cross, and attempted one dribble.

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