What a performance from Walcott yesterday against Basel. I’ve constantly criticized Walcott, but he was on fire yesterday. In my last blog about Arsenal, I talked about how Campbell is constantly ignored and loaned out by Arsene Wenger while he keeps faith in Walcott, even after 10 years of inconsistency. I still stand by my criticism of him last year because he has been incredibly inconsistent and lacking in work rate. He never tackled, he never participated in build up play, and he couldn’t cross/shoot with any consistency.
Walcott and Campbell
I’m a big Wenger supporter, but I’m seriously starting to question his decision making. If you look at any of my posts about Arsenal last season, you’ll see that Joel Campbell was consistently playing well. For some reason, Wenger persists with Walcott even when Campbell is clearly the better player with more potential. None of that matters anymore, since Campbell has been loaned to Sporting Lisbon.
You know how sports journalists write their reports/articles while the game is still being played? It’s easy to get caught up in the emotion of the game and be overly critical at times. After I watch Arsenal, I just want to rant about how some players underperformed (I’m looking at you, Walcott).