Ian Wright thinks Theo Walcott should look for a move away from Arsenal, for the sake of his own career.

Walcott is now 28 years old, and although he has given a lot to the Gunners over the years, he’s reaching an age where he really needs to be in the first team, according to Wright.

When asked on Sky Sports whether Theo should leave, Wright responded: “I think so, for [his own] sake,” reports the Daily Star.

“I’m not sure where he can go now with Arsenal and he’s only playing in the Carabao Cup and the Europa League. He’ll want to finish on a high in respect of what he’s doing. He’s given Arsenal great service in the time he’s been there and for me he should move on for himself.”

Walcott has been in decent form this season, scoring three and assisting two in his five starts of the campaign. However, none of those starts have come in the league, and it was only when he moved to the wing-back position that Arsenal made a comeback against Norwich.

In my opinion, the wide-forward position doesn’t suit Theo, he should be playing on the wing. Someone like Mesut Özil or Alexis Sanchez can pick the ball up in those tight forward areas and find a pass, or beat a man with a body feint. Walcott needs more space to play to his strengths.

But the Gunners don’t seem to be changing formation very often, so if Walcott wants to play out wide, his only real options are to leave the club or play the wing-back role sparingly.

If the latter, he would need to take on a lot more defensive responsibility. Either way, I find it hard to see him displacing Özil or Hector Bellerín in the first-team, so I can’t see Premier League starts coming very soon.