Our resident Arsenal fans here inside the Football Transfer Tavern have been pretty glum recently, with Wenger and his side having gone through a turbulent few months.
The Gunners currently sit outside the top four in the Premier League in fifth position, in a season that was supposed to deliver a lot more than it currently has.
Turmoil both on and off the pitch has made it one hell of a miserable campaign for the Gunners faithful, especially with their arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur enjoying a much rosier season.
Of course, today was the day that England manager Gareth Southgate announced his England squad that will be facing Germany and Lithuania, and the Arsenal fans here in the Tavern were paying close attention.
And, to the surprise of many Gooners here in the pub, a certain Theo Walcott was not included in Southgate’s squad, with the 46-year-old opting to utilise the likes of Michail Antonio and Nathan Redmond instead.
This has certainly caused a fracas here in the Tavern and our landlord has since gone to check out the reaction on Twitter, and it seems like there was a similar reaction there as there was in the pub….
— Amardip Bhullar (@AmardipBhullar) 16 March 2017
— Joel Kerner (@kerner_joel) 16 March 2017
Southgate mad to snub Walcott. What with 17 goals all in. Chin up Theo. I still love you. #Arsenal
— I Whit (@IWhit49) 16 March 2017
— Dip Patel (@dip170795) 16 March 2017
Lingard: 27 appearances, 4 goals – In England squad
Walcott: 29 appearances, 17 goals – Not in England squad pic.twitter.com/pLXmjT1PE6
— John (@John_AFC_Gooner) 16 March 2017
— Arsenal Relevant (@ArsenalRelevant) 16 March 2017