I just think Walcott is only going to get worse, while Lookman has Richarlison level potential.
We’re not going to win the league this year are we? So why not put your player who might improve in over your player who is only going one way?
Plus he’s more exciting, and the more he plays the more expensive he gets.
Because a run of bad results puts pressure on the manager and that pressure is very rarely relieved and becomes a death spiral.
Every position higher up the table generates huge amounts of cash. Not just in prize money, but in the subsequent increased optioned games the following season.
Combined with our management hopefully planning to sneak into the Europa League spots then every single point and goal is vital.
And they clearly think, over the 70+ minutes a start tends to get you, that Walcott is more likely to create an opportunity.
I do think he probably needs to see some bench time. But not for Lookmans sake, but so that he refocuses and gets back to his best. (Which, at this moment in time, is more reliable than Lookmans)