Harry Redknapp gives his verdict on Arsenal's Theo Walcott

Theo Walcott

Arsenal’s Theo Walcott hasn’t featured all too often in recent weeks.

Harry Redknapp believes Arsenal’s Theo Walcott is now at a crossroads in his career and may find his England chances limited due to the rise of a number of other players, the Telegraph reports.

The former Southampton man has spent much of the season on the periphery of the Arsenal first-team, and when given the opportunity he has thus far failed to prove his worth.

With the form of players such as Ross Barkley, Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy, questions have been asked regarding Walcott’s prospects of making the England team for the upcoming European Championships.

Writing in his column for the Telegraph, Redknapp feels Walcott needs to start producing on a regular basis or risk missing out on a spot in England’s 23-man squad in France this summer.

“I’ve always liked Theo as a player but he’s at the crossroads now and needs to start producing on a regular basis. He doesn’t even get in the Arsenal team nowadays – at Old Trafford the other week I thought he’d murder that United defence but he barely got a kick,” Redknapp wrote.

“He’s useful as an impact player but players like Alli and Barkley have flown past him and are threatening to leave him out in the cold.”

England boss Roy Hodgson has some tough decisions to make this summer. Wayne Rooney, Vardy, Kane and Danny Sturridge are all but assured of a place.

And on current form, Danny Welbeck is arguably expected to complete the striker line-up with the forward also capable of playing in wide areas, his versatility being key.

Walcott is a potential wide option, yet has he performed any better than Barkley, Adam Lallana, James Milner, Raheem Sterling, Michail Antonio or even Marc Albrighton? Arguably not.

The 27-year-old has made just 15 league starts this season, scoring four goals and managing two assists.


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