Theo Walcott


#1710

Oh come on people. I’ve been guilty of it too, but we shouldn’t really hate on him too much. He may not be at the level we want/expect of our players, but Theo is a pretty sound guy. Always professional. Never complained. Loyal.

I want him gone as much as the next guy, but I’d still like him to have a decent send-off.


#1711

You say it as if we are going to burn his effigies or something.


#1712

We’re not?


#1713

I didn’t get any invite as usual :angry:


#1714

#1715

Good luck Theo.

With the medical I mean. :crossed_fingers: :wink:


#1716

is he watching the same player we have been watching? Doesnt seem to be the same player.


#1717

He’s right though. Theo has never had a bad word to say about Arsenal, never made a fuss, he’s been a model pro – and no doubt he’ll do a lovely goodbye letter where he praises all the fans, most of whom have treated him with contempt. And he’ll continue to praise Arsenal long into the future.

I don’t love Theo, but I respect him and hope he does well. Maybe that’s just the romantic in me.


#1718

Where were you when conned a £100k+ contract out of the club after deluding himself he was Henry’s heir?


#1719

It’s not his fault that he isn’t Thierry Henry. Our club over-pay all their players. What would you do? “Nah, can I have a pay cut please? I’m not as good as one of the greatest players to ever play the game of football”.


#1720

In fairness, I don’t blame Theo in the slightest. He’s a rarity in football really- personable, eloquent, intelligent and fairly timid- these qualities don’t often make for a ruthless player. The whole sign da ting episodes were irritating because he showed glimpses of what he’s capable of though in reality I think that was just him hitting a purple patch as all players do.

He’s just emblematic of recent Arsenal.

I genuinely do wish him all the best.


#1721

Never convinced he had the requisite fire or guts to be a top pro. Agree he seems a nice enough lad and you can’t really blame him for the club overpaying or keeping him too long.


#1722

The only time he was anywhere near to being a great player was just before his contract negotiations were coming up.

It’s not like any CL clubs are queueing up to buy him.


#1723

Thats not the point. Theo routinely only started putting performances and scoring when the end of his contract was coming up


#1724

Finally. Never really stepped up. Everton are his level :wink:


#1725

Fuck it, he’s gone.


#1726

:giroud2:


#1727

aaawwww i feel all sad now, nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo dont go Theo :henry2:


#1728

@Bl1nk: If this transfer gets jinxed because of you I swear :theo:


#1729

I’m going to miss saying ‘unlucky Theo.’ :cry: