Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern were actively discussing the England squad announcement in the bar today, having seen just one of their team selected as part of Roy Hodgson’s 26-man provisional squad for the European Championships.
Jack Wilshere is Arsenal’s only England servant within the squad for the international tournament, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain absent due to injury and Theo Walcott once again snubbed after what’s been a disappointing campaign for the 27-year-old.
Walcott, who made his England debut a decade ago, has accumulated 43 appearances and score eight goals for the Three Lions but he’s been regularly absent from international tournaments, not featuring in the 2006 World Cup but scoring against Sweden in the last European Championships.
Speaking on Twitter after Hodgson’s announcement today, Walcott said:
‘I am of course disappointed not to make the squad, but I have spoken with Roy and respect his decision. I wish Roy and all the team the best of luck for a successful Euros.’
Our landlord feels gutted for Walcott but can’t really argue with the decision, as the performances of the forward have been lacklustre this season.
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