Former Arsenal and England forward Theo Walcott has officially retired from professional football at the age of 34.

Walcott started his football journey as a product of Southampton's academy, showcasing his talent from a young age.

In 2006, at the age of 16, Walcott joined Arsenal. Over his 12 years at the Premier League club, he scored an impressive 108 goals in 397 appearances.

Walcott's time at Arsenal was marked by success. He won the FA Cup twice during the 2014-15 and 2016-17 seasons, as well as the Community Shield in 2015 and 2017.

Walcott expressed his gratitude for the incredible support he received throughout his career, from his early days in the park with friends to playing in global stadiums.

Walcott's football journey came full circle when he returned to Southampton on loan during the 2020-21 season, eventually making the move permanent.

Walcott made history by becoming England's youngest-ever senior player at the age of 17, when he participated in a friendly victory against Hungary in 2006.