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Newcastle legend Shearer: Arsenal winger Walcott must go to World Cup

Newcastle United and England legend Alan Shearer says Arsenal winger Theo Walcott must go to the World Cup.

Walcott came in for strong criticism from former England winger Chris Waddle, which was supported by former national team boss Graham Taylor, following a disappointing performance in the friendly against Egypt earlier this month.

Shearer told BBC Radio Five Live: "I would have thought that David Beckham would have gone to the World Cup, and I assume that if Aaron Lennon is fit and playing well he will be, so I think there's another place up for grabs.

"I would take Theo Walcott. I'm a fan of his.

"I know he's been criticised for his final ball and his football brain but the future is very very bright for him."

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