Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has claimed Theo Walcott's career has been damaged by ongoing uncertainty surrounding his best position. The 27-year-old star has played as a winger and a centre-forward during his career, and Henry thinks his former teammate should have cemented his place in the Arsenal side by now.
Walcott joined the Gunners in 2006, when Henry was still at the club, but remains on the periphery of manager Arsene Wenger's first-choice side. Henry thinks the issue regarding his best position has also influenced England boss Roy Hodgson's decision to omit him from his squad for Euro 2016.
"He has struggled. His 10 years at Arsenal have been a weird one. Apart from one season where he played more than 30 games, he wasn't really a starter. If Welbeck is out and Oxlade-Chamberlain is out, we all know how important pace is in the way Hodgson wants to play," the Arsenal icon said, according to the Daily Mail.
"If you go, you have to have performed," Henry said of the Arsenal star. "I always have a mixed reaction, Theo Walcott has been in the game for 10 years, you should know about him. You always have something to prove, he should know what he can offer to a team. By now he should know what his position is, but it is not clear."
Walcott has been linked with a move away from Arsenal in recent months, with various pundits suggesting he needs to leave the north London club in order to further his career.