Stand-in Arsenal skipper Theo Walcott posted about the honour of leading the club out on his official Twitter account on Wednesday, following the 1-0 win against West Ham United in the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night, and Gunners fans were quick to respond.
— Theo Walcott (@theowalcott) December 20, 2017
The 28-year-old has relied on playing in the cup competitions this term having been limited to just 46 minutes on the pitch across three substitute appearances in the Premier League, and Arsene Wenger handed him the captain’s armband against the Irons.
While the north London outfit progressed to the semi-finals of the competition thanks to Danny Welbeck’s goal, it wasn’t a night for Walcott to remember as he failed to add to the four goals he has scored this season by missing a sitter with his head.
Arsenal supporters took to social media to respond to the wide-man’s latest post, and while one said ‘thanks for the memories, now here’s the door’, another simply said “leave my club”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
you should be concerned about scoring, not being captain.
— h (@fhreire) December 20, 2017
Theo thanks for the memories lad. Here’s the door > 🚪
— Danny Aks (@DannyAks1) December 20, 2017
Bro you need to sharpen your finishing and style of play.every gooner want to see the Walcott who was once tipped a star player.pls analyse your mistakes and Improve…your deserve to be the team's captain but at the same time perform very well…WC 2018 is just a few months away
— Thirukkumaran (@Thiru28701) December 20, 2017
You need to step it up. £140k a week and you're missing chances like what you had last night. It's not the first time either. Fans have defended you every season but I think this is it now. Time for you to go, we all love you but you just ain't good enough!
— GoonersRelated (@GoonersRelated) December 20, 2017
Your performance though doesn't deserve that #armband . Your performance yesterday was horrible sorry to say.
— Zeph Kungz (@Zephkungz) December 20, 2017
please go to everton please ✋️
— Al harbi Ali (@Gunner__19) December 20, 2017
U need to step up bro. Wasn't a great perfo yesterday.
— Prannoy kumar K (@DomeruLordu) December 20, 2017
Leave my club you fraud!!!
— B O N O L O (@okmalumb_man) December 20, 2017