Theo Walcott has revealed on Twitter that he has resumed full training with Arsenal after missing the past two weeks through illness.
It has been three weeks since the former Southampton man last appeared in an Arsenal shirt.
Walcott, who has three goals in all competitions, shared the positive injury update on Twitter but his revelation was met with ridicule by many fans of the North London club.
The attacker, who joined the club in 2006 for £12.5 million, has been blighted by inconsistency which has staggered his progress in recent years and some supporters called on him to leave the Gunners in January.
Great to be back training after 2 weeks ill pic.twitter.com/2xH0KgW9t9— Theo Walcott (@theowalcott) November 27, 2017
U learnt the offside rule in your two weeks off?— Dean Leahy (@deanol82) November 27, 2017
Go back to being ill bro, it's better for the club. And please do us a favor, "leave in January".— Oladeji Oluwapelumi (@Donval_) November 27, 2017
11 years of illness not two weeks— Larry (@whisp2larry) November 27, 2017
We NEVER missed you because your rubbish unlike all the chances you have MISSED because your rubbish.....p.s your rubbish— GARETH SCRIVENS (@IVORYS1) November 27, 2017
You’re useless mate, no one noticed you were out— Ollie Pemberton (@pemberton_ollie) November 27, 2017
Get out of our club get out of our club Theo Walcott get out of our club— Curtis Jousiffe (@CurtisJ_08) November 27, 2017
Wish you stayed ill :(— @ (@kallylock) November 27, 2017
keep being ill— svle⚡️ (@svlemxn) November 27, 2017
announce exit— Supr3meXdeonn (@AFC_supr3me) November 27, 2017
Walcott was linked with a £30 million move to Everton in the summer but a move never materialised.
If he wants regular first-team football and the slightest hope of going to the World Cup with England, he will have to leave Arsenal in January, but it remains to be seen whether manager Arsene Wenger allows him to do so.
On form, Walcott is quite a decent goalscorer who bagged 10 Premier League goals in 23 starts last season. Problem is, he's rarely in form.