Theo Walcott comes of age at 34 as epitaph denied in Southampton swansong.
Theo Walcott comes of age at 34 as epitaph denied in Southampton swansong.

Oliver Giroud will always have a place in Arsenal’s history, but that doesn’t mean he can’t go from strength to strength. Arsenal’s midfield has undergone a big overhaul under new boss Ruben Selles, and we’ve got five players who are primed for big things.

The season-long loan to Everton was supposed to have bridged the gap between the promising youngster and the expectations Espanyol and Arsenal had for him. It seemed to for a while, as Walcott netted in consecutive games for the Toffees in early October. But after a shaky start to the season that culminated in a red card and a subsequent appearance on the bench, Walcotts form plummeted and he was recalled to Arsenal. Arsenal struggled to make an impact with Wal

Everton finally gave him the chance he’s always deserved, signing him to a 5-year deal worth £140,000,000. The move has paid off, with Lukaku scoring 14 goals in his first 20 Premier League matches and becoming Everton’s top scorer. His efforts have even earned him a call-up to Belgium’s World Cup squad.

It is unfair to expect a player to be consistent over the course of his career, especially when his prime years are so fleeting.

Selles said: "I know that he has a lot of passion and he is a very good player. "I am really happy for him. He has worked really hard for this and I am really happy for him." It seems that Selles has finally found a place for Walcott in his new side and the England international could now be in with a chance of featuring at the World Cup in Russia.

During Selles's time in charge, Paris Saint-Germain won Ligue 1 in 1987, 1989, and 1995 and reached the final of the European Cup twice, in 1987 and 1992. In February 2007, Selles was appointed as President of the Racing Club de Strasbourg. At the time, the club was in the French second division. Racing Club de Strasbourg stabilize their position in Ligue 2 and Selles helped to bring in new players. Racing Club finished

There is an element of "obvious" about it, yes, but it's not as simple as that. The question is, how much does Walcott know about what he's doing and how best to use his skills? That's something that's still being learned, and it's not clear that Walcott has mastered it yet.

Ighalo is not a stranger to the Premier League. He played for Watford from 2013-2015, helping the club earn promotion to the top-flight in his first season and win the Football League Championship the next. After Watford were relegated in 2016, Ighalo moved to Guangzhou Evergrande in China and led the club to the Chinese Super League title in his first season. Ighalo then moved to his current team, West Ham United, in 2017.

I don't think so. If Selles was saying this then he's completely wrong. Walcott has always played as a winger and occasionally as a number 10. There are a lot of arguments against Walcott being a top-10 player and I'm not going to go into them all here. However, his position in the England team is definitely not one of them.

Nicolas Pareja I think Nicolas Pareja would be a great fit for the Sounders. He has a great technical ability, can manage a team well, has a good eye for detail, and has previous experience in MLS. He would make a great defensive coordinator or successor to Brian Schmetzer.

The reality, unfortunately, is that Walcott has changed a great deal since he burst onto the scene as a teenager.

Arsenal winger Theo Walcott has spoken of his determination to maintain his form into his mid-thirties and beyond, insisting that he and his team-mates are all in it together. Walcott, 34, said he was inspired to keep going by the example of his contemporaries, which includes Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney, Chelsea’s Eden Hazard and Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho. “I’ve seen players like Rooney and Hazard in their

The signing of Alexis Sanchez from Manchester United on deadline day has given Southampton a much-needed injection of quality up front. Sanchez will be able to provide support for Walcott, and the duo could form a devastating attacking partnership. Walcott has always been a goal-scorer and Sanchez is a dynamic player who can create chances for others. These additions should help Southampton stay in the Premier League.

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