The Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern were delighted to progress into the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup yesterday evening, but they were far from satisfied with the performance of one individual…
Arsenal had plenty of reason to fear West Ham yesterday evening considering The Hammers had already knocked out Tottenham Hotspur in the 4th round of the competition, but The Gunners did brilliantly to nullify the threat of their opponents and coast to a 1 nil victory at The Emirates Stadium. As is often the case in the EFL Cup, Arsene Wenger opted to field a weakened team for their quarter-final match and selected Theo Walcott to captain the side on only his 12th appearance of the season so far.
With the scores tied at 0-0, Walcott missed a glorious opportunity to fire Arsenal into the lead, but he placed his diving header the wrong side of Joe Hart’s right-hand post.
Fortunately for Walcott, Danny Welbeck later spared his blushes when he bundled the ball home just before half-time.
However, the Arsenal fans seem in no hurry to forget about Walcott’s miss and his uninspiring overall performance last night.
And plenty of supporters have begun calling for Wenger to offload the England international in January after rumours emerged linking him with a move to Everton.
Here’s what the Arsenal fans had to say about Walcott in the aftermath of proceedings.
It's a disgrace that Theo Walcott gets to pull on the same number shirt that Thierry Henry did for Arsenal
— Evan Gaccione (@evangaccione) December 19, 2017
— Charbel Coorey (@CharbelC93) December 19, 2017
@BalumaDoluma how this guy convinced Wenger to pay him 140k a week, I'll never know.
— Dhruv Sridhar ❌ (@dhruvsridhar) December 20, 2017
imagine him going to Russia next year smh
— En la masmédula (@kaysersoze1) December 19, 2017
Theo Walcott is a magician. How does he keep getting away with being a footballer? No other illusionist could keep this long con going.
— GoonerAndy (@GoonerInDenver) December 19, 2017
Theo Walcott is FINISHED at Arsenal football club. He can't control his own feet most of the time, and just wanders around looking lost. Need him sold in January to the highest bidder.
— Renato (@th14Renato) December 19, 2017
He's destined for Stoke.
— Martin McHugh (@mmchugh5) December 20, 2017
Theo Walcott should be ashamed to pick up his wages this week. Absolutely zero effort and commitment out there tonight. Captain as well!
— Gary Lawrence (@garythegooner56) December 20, 2017
He was finished 5 years ago to be honest…
— DaGman (@DaGman84) December 20, 2017
He's genuinely a trolley. I'm sick of him. Waste of money. Needs to go!
— D (@MissGooner92) December 20, 2017
Theo Walcott is finished at this club. Can't even control his feet most of the time let alone the ball. Sick of him sitting on high wages, only getting a game in the Carabao cup and dropping a 2/10 every time. Give him to the highest bidder in January and get someone better.
— Matt (@VivaElneny) December 19, 2017