On Thursday websites everywhere carried a story about Theo Walcott and how he’ll leave Arsenal if he doesn’t get to go to the Euros.

OK then.

I’m not sure how much of this story comes from Walcott but given his antics in the past when it was contract renewal time, I wouldn’t at all be surprised if this ‘story’ came from his camp as a way of trying to force Arsene Wenger into playing him.

I’m afraid that ship has sailed, Theo.

Until recently I was prepared to give Theo the benefit of the doubt. He was unlucky, not useless.

But this season has opened a lot of people’s eyes to not-so-young-any-more Theo James Walcott and they don’t like what they are seeing.

They watch a player who has, not once but twice, held the club to ransom over his wages. A man who is capable of being untouchable on the pitch when his contract is up for renewal and unnoticeable when it isn’t.

Arsene Wenger has clearly lost patience with him.

Why else would he be fielding a 19-year-old ahead of Walcott if he didn’t believe that Iwobi brought more to the team than his senior colleague?

Walcott should be in his prime. This is the time when he should be one of the best in the world.

He thinks he is. But we all know that isn’t the same.

Walcott isn’t happy with not playing. That’s understandable.

Stand. Fight. Show us what you’ve got, Theo, what we all believed you had.

Leaving is the easy way out.

There are any number of clubs in the league that would take Theo and be happy with his half-arsed displays. They won’t pay his wages though.

So what’s it going to be, Theo? Work or run?

If you want to go, I’m sure we won’t put up much of a fight.

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