Arsenal won a thrilling contest on Tuesday as they defeated Championship side Norwich 2-1 in the Carabao Cup. The win secures their place in the quarter-finals of the competition and relieves some of the pressure on the side.
Following a torrid 2-1 loss at the hands of Watford, Arsenal have managed to turn their form around as they have claimed wins against Red Star Belgrade in the Europa League, Everton in the Premier League and now Norwich in the cup.
This has allowed a lot of the pressure that was piling up on Arsene Wenger to lessen, with his side well placed to continue their advance in the Europa League and the cup, while they have been able to cut the gap between themselves and Manchester United in second to just four points.
However, not everything is perfect for the Gunners, with a number of former first-team players falling out of favour this season. Indeed, Theo Walcott, who has been with the club for almost 12 years has played less than 50 minutes of Premier League football this season.
When asked about whether Walcott should leave, former-Arsenal legend Ian Wright told Sky Sports: “I think so, for [his own] sake. I’m not sure where he can go now with Arsenal and he’s only playing in the Carabao Cup and the Europa League”.
The forward has seen the majority of his action come in the Carabao Cup and Europa League this season as he has fallen out of the first-team in the league. A fresh challenge may help the winger to rekindle his form, with his chances at Arsenal curtailed in recent seasons.