Arsenal fans slam Theo Walcott after U-turn over position sees him shun striker role

Arsenal supporters have been left far from impressed with Theo Walcott’s latest suggestion that he now wants to play as a right winger.

The 27-year-old made his desire to play as a striker publicly known for years, but after failing to deliver the goals required of a top-class forward, he’s now had a change of heart.

With the Gunners looking for a new striker this summer with the likes of Mauro Icardi and Alexandre Lacazette linked with a move to the Emirates, Walcott has now conceded he’s ready to drop back to being a winger.

“I want to make my position on the right – that’s where I know where I am now. I’ve told the manager that I want to be known for playing on the right again, although I can play up front,” Walcott said.

“I want to know where I want to play. The manager has said I can play up front. It depends on what game it is. I know I can do a job up front as well as on the right.”

Here’s the reaction, and wasn’t all particularly kind…

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