Arsene Wenger, the Arsenal coach, spoke about the situation of one of his player, Theo Walcott, and he admitted that he is able to understand that the Englishman needs to play more ahead of the World Cup in Russia.
The former AS Monaco coach spoke about Walcott after Sam Allardyce, the Everton manager, had admitted that he has been interested in getting the player and offer him a more important position in the squad. The coach understands that Walcott has become a bit “frustrated” as his chances for making it into the England squad aren’t entirely huge…
The Frenchman spoke about his side’s winger as he said that he can’t give him any assurances, according to Sky Sports: “No, you just cannot do it, because it is not honest. We will see. We have a good relationship still and I don’t want him to be frustrated or to lose an opportunity to go to the World Cup. Theo went to the World Cup in Germany in 2006 and we are now in 2018, and he has not been since [back to the World Cup], for different reasons.”
He also added that he can’t give any news on a possible transfer as Walcott remains Arsenal player for now: “I cannot tell you much more. Sam Allardyce has made that statement but Theo Walcott is here.”
In the end, Arsene Wenger claimed that Özil and Wilshere’s fitness status remains unclear ahead of the weekend match and he added that they will know slightly before the fixture: “Jack [Wilshere] was injured but we had very good news yesterday morning. I saw him walking normally, the scan is good. He is not out yet of the game on Sunday, that is positive news. We have uncertainty about Ozil. That is 50-50, he will have a test tomorrow.”