BREAKING NEWS: Southampton player has retired and Southampton are going to bring Him back…..

BREAKING NEWS: Southampton player has retired and Southampton are going to bring Him back…..

Theo Walcott: Former Arsenal and England winger announces immediate retirement from football at the age of 34

Theo Walcott has announced his retirement from football at the age of 34, bringing the curtain down on a career that spanned 563 club appearances and 47 England caps

Theo Walcott, who left Southampton at the end of the previous season, has declared his retirement from football.

Walcott, who amassed more than 100 goals for Arsenal and earned 47 England caps, had earlier this summer transfer rumors involving Bournemouth and League One team Reading.

Theo Walcott retires from football as ex-Arsenal star ends career with  classy touch - Mirror OnlineBut the 34-year-old has called time on his career, confirming his retirement with a social media post, having made 563 club appearances and won three FA Cups alongside two Community Shields.

In an emotional video posted on social media, Walcott said: “The first moment I put my football boots on aged 10 was a special journey for me. From playing in the park with friends to performing in some of the biggest stadiums in front of huge crowds across the world.

“The support shown to me throughout this time has been incredible and in every way imaginable I am truly grateful. I shared the football pitch with so many incredible players and we have created so many unforgettable memories.

“I’d like to say a big thank you to all the managers and coaches that I’ve worked with, especially Harry [Redknapp] for giving me a start and Arsene [Wenger] for showing the belief and supporting me when I joined the club at only 16 years old. Over 18 fantastic years in the Premier League, there are so many moments I will cherish.

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