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Walcott has to satisfy his critics with Arsenal, says Hodgson

England manager Roy Hodgson believes Theo Walcott has to "satisfy a few of his critics" and claims the winger faces an "important few months" at Arsenal.

The 26-year-old returned from a 10-month layoff in November but a groin injury has added to a disrupted campaign in which he has managed just five starts in all competitions.

Walcott has been named in the England squad for the Euro 2016 qualifier against Lithuania on Friday, as well as Tuesday's friendly with Italy, but has been warned by Hodgson that he is not considered an automatic starter for the national team, given his lack of playing time at Arsenal.

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