Theo Walcott retires

Theo Walcott retires

Let’s go home, it’s starting to rain.

After 18 years on Premier League pitches, Théo Walcott hangs up his boots at 34. The former Arsenal winger (2006-2018) announced it on his social networks this Friday morning througha video retracing his journey. Trained in Southampton, the former England international ended his career with the Saints, where he returned in July 2021. Renowned for his phenomenal burst of speed, the man with 80 pawns and 64 assists in 397 Premier League games had started his adventure with the Gunners from the age of 17.

The first time I put on my football boots, at the age of 10, marked the beginning of an extraordinary adventure for me. (…) I would like to say a big thank you to all the managers and coaches I worked with, especially Harry (Redknapp) for kicking me off and Arsène (Wenger) for believing in me and m ‘having supported when I joined the club at the age of just 16, said the 34-year-old winger. I am lucky to have received offers to continue playing, but I feel good to finish where I started. Barely retired, the former Arsenal player already seems to know what he wants to do with his post-career: I’d love to (get into the media), we’ll seesaid the Englishman in an interview with The Overlap. I like that side, I like to analyze the matches, the teams. »

The end of an era.


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