Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Arsenal could be Happy with Theo Walcott Not Being Named in England World Cup Squad

There are many who have been disappointed to know that Theo Walcott was left out of England’s World Cup 2010 squad announced on 1 June. The decision has perhaps turned Walcott’s world upside down. After being a surprise inclusion in 2006 tournament, Walcott has now become the surprise exclusion.

However, Arsenal can get some positives out of this shocking decision. The club now knows that Walcott would not play many matches before the next season begins, and thus, getting enough rest to keep himself fit for the new season. A number of Arsenal players are now involved in World Cup and there could be a number of injuries ahead of the next season.

It is true that Arsenal fans are really very disappointed to see the youngster not making it to the final squad. Manager Arsene Wenger earlier said that Walcott should be included in the 23-man squad. However, it has now turned out to be a welcome move for the North London club.

Wenger would now get Walcott for the pre-season practice and matches. With Fabregas on the verge of moving to Spain, Walcott would have to play a bigger role in Arsenal attack next season.

Theo Walcott dazzled with his electric pace in the recent two friendly matches with England, but the winger’s final delivery needs much more improvement. He has now enough spare time to improve on this area. At 21, Walcott should not be disheartened as he has many years left in his career. If he can continue his improvement in the years to come, there is every possibility he would be able to represent England in 2014 World Cup.