THEO WALCOTT was ‘by no means coached correctly’ by Arsene Wenger, claims former Chelsea star Tony Cascarino.
The winger was developed beneath the French supervisor for a few years at Arsenal however many individuals argue he by no means reached his full potential.
Theo Walcott performed Arsene Wenger for 12 years on the EmiratesCredit score: AFP – Getty
And pundit Cascarino fears that was due partly right down to how Walcott, now 31 and again on mortgage at his boyhood membership Southampton, was coached throughout a few of his most early life.
He mentioned on Talksport: “I’ve all the time been a fan on Walcott.
“However I’ve all the time felt he has by no means been coached correctly as a result of he was such a younger participant who left Southampton to go to Arsenal. He joined a incredible squad of gamers at Arsenal.
“He kind of discovered his manner. At moments he had one season he had 20 plus targets and it appeared like he wished to play a centre-forward function as an alternative of being a large participant.
“Actually, I believe he’s one participant who hasn’t been coached sufficient about quite a few positions to play in and development in a participant as a result of Theo’s bought every part.
“He’s technically good and he has bought unimaginable pace. I believe in the event you labored with Theo in regards to the tactical facet and I believe he’s an clever younger man.
“I believe one of many largest issues that occurred at Arsenal with Wenger was Theo. I didn’t assume Theo was a participant that ought to have improved like he ought to have.”
Walcott seems to be having fun with his return to Southampton up to now, and began up entrance once they beat Newcastle – and briefly went top of the Premier League.
Expectations had been excessive when Walcott joined Arsenal in 2006Credit score: PA:Press Affiliation
Tony Cascarino thinks the teaching of Walcott helped to stunt his growthCredit score: Information Group Newspapers Ltd
He joined on loan from Everton the place he has been since January 2018, making 77 appearances and scoring 10 targets.
This adopted on from his time at Arsenal the place he skilled a rollercoaster time in his 12 years on the membership, all beneath Wenger.
The winger loved good patches of type all through his time there and had some huge moments, however was unable to be constant.
He defined what it felt wish to be again on the Saints when he re-signed, admitting that he’d probably cry.
Walcott advised the membership web site: “I had a number of alternatives from different golf equipment, however as quickly as Southampton got here in for me, it’s a part of me and has made me into the participant I’m. It’s in my coronary heart.
“I’ll most likely cry, I guess, after I first play, and it means a lot. All of the those that made it occur, I can’t thank them sufficient. Actually, I’m so happy.
“I used to be significantly misplaced for phrases when Southampton got here on the desk, and for me it was such a simple resolution.
“To get the possibility to work with the supervisor as nicely and these younger gamers which might be coming via, I really feel like I’ve made the precise alternative.”
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