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Arsenal legend Ian Wright thinks that it is time Theo Walcott left the club, as he claims that player has little chance of becoming a regular again.
The 28-year-old winger is currently the longest-serving player at the Emirates Stadium having been on the books for the north London club for 11 years since joining from Southampton as a promising teenager.
The England international has been a regular in the senior squad when fit but has recently found his place in Arsene Wenger’s strongest XI limited, failing to start a Premier League game this season.
Walcott has got regular game-time in the Europa League and EFL Cup for the club, producing a below-par showing in the 2-1 win over Norwich City on Tuesday night, but Wright believes he should be aiming higher.
The ex-Arsenal forward feels it is unlikely Walcott can climb back up the pecking order and has therefore adviced that it is time he moved on for the good of his career.
He said in the interview with Sky Sports: “I think so, for [his own] sake.
“I’m not sure where he can go now with Arsenal, and he’s only playing in the League Cup and the Europa League.
“He’ll want to finish on a high in respect of what he’s doing, he’s given Arsenal great service in the time he’s been there, and for me, he should move on for himself.”