Theo Walcott, an English footballer, announced his retirement from the league on Friday. When he joined Arsenal in 2006 at the age of 17, Walcott became well-known for his stay there between that year and 2018.

With Arsenal, Walcott won three FA Cups, made 397 appearances, and scored 108 goals in all competitions.

Walcott, who graduated from Southampton's academy, made his senior debut at the age of 16 years and 143 days in August 2005, becoming the club's youngest-ever first-team player.

Walcott also became England's youngest player when he featured in a friendly triumph against Hungary in May 2006, at the age of 17 years and 75 days. The youngest player in Three Lions history, he scored eight goals for his nation, including a hat-trick against Croatia in World Cup qualifying in 2008.

The 34-year-old concluded his professional career with Southampton, where he secured a permanent contract in 2021. At the end of the 2022–23 season, the team was relegated to the Championship.