Former England, Arsenal, Everton and Southampton winger, Theo Walcott, retires from professional football.
The player has announced his retirement from professional football at the age of 34.
The ex-Arsenal, Everton and Southampton winger told Gary Neville on The Overlap podcast the decision is “scary” but he “wants to try new things”.
Walcott hangs up his boots following a 23-year career in which he made 397 Premier League appearances.
“I’m officially going to be hanging up my boots. It’s very scary, I can’t lie,” said Walcott.
“It’s scary because football’s all I’ve known from the age of 16 or even younger. I want to try new things I never experienced as a kid – I missed out on a lot.
“I just feel like I want to experience life – things [usually] revolve around football for me.”
In his 13-year spell with the Gunners, Walcott won three FA Cups as well as two Community Shields.
He shot to fame in 2006 as a 17-year-old when he was surprisingly selected in Sven Goran Eriksson’s England World Cup squad.
Walcott appeared 47 times for England, scoring eight times in a decade-long international career.