Ex-Arsenal striker Smith raps Wenger: Walcott doesn't owe club
Former Arsenal striker Alan Smith says Arsene Wenger is wrong to claim Theo Walcott "owes" the club. Smith insists Walcott has every right to consider his future and believes it is unfair to claim the 23-year-old should feel morally obliged to stay at the Emirates Stadium.
"As a manager, you pick the best eleven players at your disposal. You are not doing a favour to anybody just to try and develop them and help their career.
"He obviously thought Theo was good enough when he went in the team at 16, 17 and now that Walcott has developed he wants to get the best for himself. If you're not good enough, the club get rid of you."