Ray Parlour gives Arsenal trio some home truths over their futures

Former footballer Ray Parlour during the press conference

Arsenal legend Ray Parlour has offered his advice to Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Keiran Gibbs over their Gunners futures.

Arsene Wenger - Arsenal Manager with Ray Parlour and Director Danny FiszmanArsene Wenger with Ray Parlour

Arsenal are at something of a crossroads having finished second behind Leicester City last season.

Manager Arsene Wenger is in the last year of his current Gunners contract and disgruntled fans are demanding big name signings to push the club on this summer.

That could leave a number of the current squad facing a decision over their futures among them the English trio of Walcott, Gibbs and Oxlade-Chamberlain who managed just 65 games between them last season.

Speculation has been rife over their futures with Manchester United linked with Oxlade-Chamberlain and Walcott with a move to London rivals West Ham.

Former footballer Ray Parlour during the press conferenceGunners legend Ray Parlour

Sage advice for trio

And now Gunners legend Parlour has had his say on their futures, offering the trio some advice on talkSPORT.

"The question mark will be Theo Walcott, what he does, because whether he's going to play on a regular basis? Probably not so he might want to move on," Parlour told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.

Picture Supplied by Action ImagesGibbs and Walcott

"Oxlade-Chamberlain as well, he was injured but is now back in training at the moment, you've got players like Keiran Gibbs, these are England players.

Alex Oxlade Chamberlain celebrates after scoring the second goal for ArsenalAlex Oxlade Chamberlain

'You need to be out there'

"These guys need to play you know, they need to play on a regular basis because they're getting to the age now you can't be sitting on the bench every week or sitting in the stands, you need to be out there, even if you need to drop down maybe a level."

Parlour's words carry a lot of weight when it comes to Arsenal considering he played 333 times for the North Londoners over 14 years.

He was part of the famous Invincibles side under Arsene Wenger and he clearly feels the trio aren't good enough to make it with Arsenal long term.

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