And no prizes for guessing who the player is. David Bentley has been enjoying a fantastic season for Blackburn Rovers, capped off by a recent England call-up and many touting him as Beckham’s natural successor on the right-wing. However, the player found first-team appearances hard to come by in an Arsenal shirt and reckons Theo Walcott might stagnate on the sidelines if he’s not careful. The Daily Mail reports that Bentley thinks the youngster should either play or leave.
Bentley said: “Sometimes you need football, you need games to become better, to put your skills out on the football pitch.
“If he (Walcott) is not getting the minutes at Arsenal, he’s going to have to look elsewhere. Your career doesn’t start and end at Arsenal. It can flourish somewhere else.
“At the end of the day you want to make a career for yourself,” Bentley told talkSPORT radio station.
What does the future hold for Theo Walcott? Many might argue he should start regularly after doing more at the San Siro in fifteen minutes than Emmanuel Eboue had done for eighty-five on Tuesday night. Will Arsene Wenger be prepared to use him more between now and the end of the season or will he be moving on in the summer?