This week has seen Theo Walcott’s decade at Arsenal celebrated, having marked his ten year anniversary in North London since his move from Southampton.
Walcott – 10 years (wow), where did they go. Let's not get to 11! Campbell – collect your P45 on the way out #lovethedarts
— Danny Garcia (@GarchyBoy) January 24, 2016
Arriving as a jet-heeled, fresh faced 16-year old, the England international has seen his fair share of up and downs during his time as a Gunner.
If walcott performed on the pitch like he does when negotiating his contract we'd have one hell of a player..
— Ben Draper (@BenDraper87) January 24, 2016
Walcott 0/10 match rating, consistent form tbf
— Marcus (@amermarc) January 24, 2016
Now an established first-teamer, Walcott has worked hard on his game playing in a variety of positions across the frontline.
From Mertesacker to Walcott to Flamini ! The captain armband never looked so fragile
— Özilinho (@WoolWitchGooner) January 24, 2016
Walcott. Ten years of failed promise. Like British management of inflation during the postwar consensus, but with a worse haircut. #arsenal
— Stephen Bush (@stephenkb) January 24, 2016
However, today’s game with London rivals Chelsea has not provided the former Saint with quite the love in he may have expected as he celebrates his most landmark of weeks.
Walcott is till the most overrated footballer in the league
Imagine making Walcott captain because he's spent 10 years not living up to his potential
— Dan! Dan! Dan! (@DanR95) January 24, 2016
The Gunners faithful on Twitter have slated his performance against the Blues as the foundations of their title assault appear to have once again been shaken against the defending champions.
I'd happily sell Walcott this summer. We've had him for 10 years and he's still average. #Arsenal
— NOBBY (@NO88Y) January 24, 2016
Despite being afforded the captaincy and the honour of leading the team out, Walcott has not covered himself in glory.