Theo Walcott

Theo Walcott | Arsenal & England Wonderkid

Southampton manager Ralph Hassenhütl has confirmed a rather sad news concerning one of his most important players.

The player in question, Theo Walcott has been confirmed to face some time out after scans carried out on him by the club's doctors revealed that he would be missing in action for several weeks.

Not a lot of Arsenal fans want to hear anyone mention that there was ever any player better than their legend Thierry Henry. However, someone has finally stood up to make that insistence and it comes as a surprise that a former Arsenal player is the person behind the unexpected revelation.

Former France international striker Thierry Henry was a god to Arsenal fans during his playing days and further earned the status after ending his career as the Gunners' record goalscorer. He was able to achieve the feat by scoring a record-setting 228 goals in all competitions but according to the former prolific forward's ex-teammate Theo Walcott, the Arsenal team back then had a better finisher than Henry.
Walcott said while Henry was a remarkably outstanding player, dormer Dutch forward Robin Van Persie was more superior when it comes to finishing skills.

Arsenal legend Ian Wright has delivered his verdict on Theo Walcott and his ongoing career at Southampton. Theo Walcott is back at where it all started for him at Southampton after joining them on loan for the entire duration of this season. Theo Walcott was not getting the playing time he desired at Everton and that prompted him to leave the Toffees on loan for Southampton at the start of this campaign.

Ex-Arsenal striker Ian Wright knows all about Theo Walcott during his time at Arsenal and he has been impressed with his performances for Southampton this term. According to him, Theo Walcott is looking sharp at his club this season.

Theo Walcott made a scoring return to the Emirates Stadium, where he played in the colours of Arsenal for over a decade. He was on target against the North Londoners in the colours of boyhood club Southampton during their recent Premier League game. Theo Walcott scored the opening goal of the game and went on to celebrate the goal thereby drawing criticism from a lot of the Arsenal fans who believed that Theo Walcott showed a lack of respect towards the club by celebrating his goal and in the manner that he did.

Theo Walcott talked to Amazon Prime about that controversial goal celebration earlier this week. According to the Everton loanee, he had no reason not to celebrate his well taken goal against the Gunners and that he always feels like finding the back of the net is one of the best feelings. Theo Walcott went on to point out that he scored a lot of goals at the same Emirates Stadium in an Arsenal shirt but that's in the past as he's now a Southampton player. The England international pointed out that playing for boyhood club Southampton is a massive thing for him personally.

When a young Theo Walcott made his Premier League debut for Arsenal at a very young age, the world was at his feet. With his electric pace and terrifying speed, he was tipped to be a big hit in the league and at Arsenal.

However, things didn't go quite as planned. He could not live up to the hype and expectations that surrounded him at the time, prompting him to leave his boyhood club. After arriving at Everton, Walcott looked to have a fresh start and begin his career anew. He played his first few games as a Toffee and fans got reminded of the good old days when he dashed past defenders to either score or create an assist.

England international Theo Walcott has revived his ailing football career following his return to Southampton at the start of this season and Everton legend Tim Cahill believes that the £9m winger would be a success at the St. Mary's Stadium. Cahill praised the early impact of Walcott in his second Southampton spell while he was on BBC Match of the Day. According to him, Saints fans would be rubbing their hands at the prospects of Walcott linking up with Che Adams and Danny Ings in attack though Ingsis currently sidelined until next month due to a knee injury.

The agent of Gabriel Magalhaes has confirmed that Everton are one of the clubs in the running to sign the defender from Lille during this summer’s transfer window. The Toffees had opened negotiations to recruit the centre-back in February but the progress was stalled in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Over the past few months, the club have been regularly linked with the Brazil Under-20 international and his representative Fernando Garcia has confirmed that the Toffees have made the first offer to sign the centre-back. However, he added that there is competition for the player’s services with Napoli having made a bid of their own for the former Avai graduate.

Everton defender Seamus Coleman has expressed his dismay over the team’s performance against Wolverhampton Wanderers. The Toffees produced a disappointing showing against the west Midlands outfit on the road and they succumbed to a 3-0 defeat which has ended their prospects of qualifying for Europe.

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has heaped praise on Mason Holgate and believes the centre-back has the qualities to become an elite defender. The 23-year-old has been a regular feature in the Toffees backline under Carlo Ancelotti and he started 14 of the opening 15 games under the Italian before being ruled out for the season with a shin injury.

Everton centre-back Mason Holgate has expressed his delight after learning that the club have offered a contract extension to Leighton Baines. Baines has made over 400 appearances for the Toffees during the course of his career and he has been offered the chance to prolong his stay for another campaign.