A niggling injury has ruled Theo Walcott out of Arsenal’s trip to Sunderland. Having hit the best form of his career this season, the electric former Southampton winger has become a regular in the Arsenal side.
His role in their system this season has been key and he has exceeded even the greatest of expectations. With improvement, though, comes pressure. Demands of Walcott have increased tenfold and his exclusion is now a mass concern, rather than the treat it once was.
In the most infuriating revelations of all, it seems as though a lot of impassioned Fantasy Football managers drafted in Walcott for what should be a heavy Arsenal victory this week.
Where is Walcott and Monreal? I've put Theo as my captain in fantasy premier league smh https://t.co/Qpr2ph7Gqg
— Rachel Cook (@x_meteorite_x) October 29, 2016
On a diversionary note, I bought walcott and he isnt even listed on the bench #FPL
— Ayoade (@ilory) October 29, 2016
Some people, oddly, are more bothered by the actual goings on rather than the impact on their teams.
No Walcott or Cazorla. No feeling as confident as a was earlier
— Bryan Walker (@bryanwalker_85) October 29, 2016
Others, meanwhile, were happy just to quote a famous Vine.
Where's Walcott he's starting to come alive he's bang in form…
— Paul Mclean (@paulmclean17) October 29, 2016
It isn’t all doom and gloom, apparently. Arsenal’s previous injury-riddled seasons have made this fan at least approach it with a fair bit of realism.
Glad Wenger is being cautious with players this season, Walcott and Santi would have probably played last season with niggles.
— Luke Roberts (@LukeRoberts28) October 29, 2016
And sometimes an emoji says it all.
No Walcott in the squad ????
— Doz White (@dozzaafc11) October 29, 2016