Arsenal fans have reacted negatively to Theo Walcott’s social media announcement that he’s back in training ahead of Wednesday’s match against Huddersfield.
Walcott posted an update on Twitter to confirm that he was back with the team having missed the last few matches with an illness.
The 28-year-old last played at the start of the month in the Europa League, and appeared on the bench against Manchester City. Since then, he’s been missing.
Rather than showing their excitement at seeing the forward return to the training pitches, and possibly being included in the squad to face Huddersfield, Arsenal fans mostly reacted very badly to the update.
Walcott’s last couple of games were less than impressive, and supporters didn’t hold back on letting him know:
U learnt the offside rule in your two weeks off?
— Dean Leahy (@deanol82) November 27, 2017
11 years of illness not two weeks
— Larry (@whisp2larry) November 27, 2017
You’re useless mate, no one noticed you were out
— Ollie Pemberton (@pemberton_ollie) November 27, 2017
Wish you stayed ill 🙁
— @ (@kallylock) November 27, 2017
keep being ill
— svle⚡️ (@svlemxn) November 27, 2017
— Supr3meXdeonn (@AFC_supr3me) November 27, 2017
In the first few games of the season, the former Southampton man scored a couple of important goals, sending the Gunners through to the fourth round of the League Cup, and helping Arsenal to a 4-2 win over BATE Borisov in the group stages of the Europa League.
However, as the goals dried up, fans became a lot less forgiving of any mistakes the England international made. Given the majority would like to see Walcott get back to his best, I’m not sure how wishing illness on him is going to help the situation.