Sinclair questions Arsenal star Theo Walcott's form... Moments before superb second-half showing

Theo Walcott

Theo Walcott has struggled for form for much of this season.

Arsenal forward Theo Walcott answered his critics by firing in two late goals during his side’s 4-0 FA Cup fifth round replay win over Championship side Hull City at the KC Stadium.

The England international hasn’t been in the best of form of late, and his display in the recent 3-2 defeat at Manchester United was heavily criticised after touching the ball only 17 times in 63 minutes.

With the European Championship just around the corner, his place in the squad is certainly in doubt and Trevor Sinclair questions whether he will go if England boss Roy Hodgson picks form over reputation.

Sinclair’s tweet came during an average first half showing by Walcott, but that soon changed in the second half has gaps started to appear and the forward became more involved.

Hull were chasing the game, and Walcott came alive as he first set up Olivier Giroud for 2-0 and then scored a double himself in the final 13 minutes of play - with one of those coming from a sublime Joel Campbell pass.

“Walcott was very average in the first half, but he's got a goal and an assist now - let's hope that gets his confidence up,” pundit Pat Nevin explained on BBC Radio Five Live during the game.

Wayne Rooney and Daniel Sturridge are almost certain to be included in England’s 23-man squad this summer, while Harry Kane and Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy also deserve to be there.

If Walcott is deemed a striker, he may struggle to find himself involved. However, due to his capabilities of playing in a wide area, Hodgson may see his versatility as a useful tool to have this summer.

 

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