Walcott joined Arsenal as a youngster from Southampton back in 2006 and ended up spending 12 years at the club.
But once tipped for greatness the England International was never able to live up to his full potential due to a combination of injuries and lack of first-team opportunities.
And now speaking before his first match against his old club, Theo Walcott has made some startling revelations.
Talking to Sky Sports, Theo Walcott said: “I’m not going to lie, I fell out of love with football for a little bit,
Because I had some good performances, but then just didn’t get the chance to play on.
“Scoring over 100 goals for Arsenal is a great achievement for me personally, and then just the last year-and-a-half was tough, I can’t lie. It was really tough, not being able to get into the team, being in and out.
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“I just felt I wanted to get the excitement of football again. I didn’t feel like it was going to be at Arsenal then.
I got the buzz and enjoyment back, and I couldn’t be in a happier place, to be honest, I’m playing football with a smile on my face. I just love football again.”
After playing close to 400 games for Arsenal, Theo Walcott joined Everton during the January transfer window of 2018 for a reported transfer fee of £20 million. And many feel that this decision of his was influenced because of his failure to break into the English side for the World Cup in Russia.
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