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Arsenal forward’s international curse strikes again as Hodgson wields the axe

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Now the Premier League season is all but over, much of the talk in the four walls of the Transfer Tavern has swiftly turned to the small matter of an international tournament this summer. 

With punters form all over the country, it is good to get a scope of things as everyone comes to together to discuss the chances of our not so glorious footballing nation.

Arsenal forward Theo Walcott is set to miss out on Euro 2016 as Andros Townsend nears a shock recall to the England squad, according to the Daily Mail.

Despite his relegation with Newcastle, the 24-year old winger looks set to be included in the 23 man squad to travel to France this summer, following an injury to Danny Welbeck.

The former Tottenham star has found form on Tyneside at the right time and turned out a number of impressive performances under Rafa Benitez.

Three Lions coach Roy Hodgson is understood to have remembered his role in helping England qualify for the 2014 World Cup and has remained loyal to the winger.

Walcott meanwhile, has dropped out of the Arsenal team since the emergence of Alex Iwobi over the past few months and looks to once again be left in the international wilderness.

He’s been linked with a move to West Ham United as a result of losing his place under Arsene Wenger and is often a divisive figure.

Though the 27-year old has been a fully fledged international for over a decade, he has a chequered past when it comes to international tournaments for his country.

Included in the World Cup squad for the 2006 tournament, he has only played at one major showpiece, the last European Championships in Poland and Ukraine four years ago.

Would you rather take Walcott or Townsend? Or someone else entirely? 

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