Arsenal were beaten in the FA Cup third round at Nottingham Forest on Sunday and the club’s supporters are in the midst of a wicked backlash.
The Gunners were humiliated 4-2 at the City Ground by their managerless Championship counterparts.
Arsene Wenger utilised a weakened side, but still fielded multiple experience players. One man who has taken a fair share of criticism following the defeat is Theo Walcott.
Despite needing to make an impression on his manager, the forward registered a poor display unlikely to help him in his quest for regular game time.
Walcott is Arsenal’s current longest serving player. He’s been linked with a January return to Southampton, with Saints boss Mauricio Pellegrino confirming his side’s interest.
It’s news that will likely delight Arsenal fans who appear to be fed up with Walcott’s progress.
The 28 year-old was the subject of heavy criticism by Gooners on Twitter.
Just take a look at what’s been said…
BREAKING: arsenal offer £30million to Southampton to take Theo Walcott
— Pauly AFC (@PIreland33) January 7, 2018
We gave Theo Walcott (the number 14 shirt).
Now I know why Henry and Wenger don't talk.
— SpecsGonzalez (@specsgonzalez) January 7, 2018
WALCOTT YOU ARE FINISHED. ENDED. COMPLETE. OVER. CONCLUDED. LEAVE MY CLUB. I HATE YOU WITH A PASSION. ALL YOU HAVE DONE IS GROWN A BEARD AND PERMED YOUR HAIR.
— » (@Ozilcentro) January 7, 2018
Theo Walcott will wake up tomorrow and log into his internet bank account to see he’s been paid £100,000 for today’s performance. I can’t knock it – he’s basically a world class deetser.
— Austin (@AustinDarbo) January 7, 2018
I mean this wholeheartedly…Nelson and Maitland-Niles are already better than Walcott and Iwobi.
It’s been downhill for Walcott ever since he scored that hat-trick against Newcastle 23 years ago…
— … (@Thulani_Dlamini) January 7, 2018