Arsenal news: Ex-Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas questions Theo Walcott's impact at Emirates dressing room

England international Theo Walcott had a disappointing display in Arsenal's 3-2 defeat to Manchester United.

Arsenal star Theo Walcott has failed to have any impact in the Gunners' dressing room, according to former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Jermaine Jenas.

The England international is at the north London club since the age of 16 and after spending 10 years at the club, he has failed to be the club's star player. His time at Arsenal has now made him one of the senior players in the squad and should be looking after himself and the young players coming into the side.

However, Walcott has failed to live up to the desired expectation and his poor display during the Gunners' 3-2 defeat at the hands of Manchester United have been heavily criticised. Jenas, who played for Arsenal's derby rivals, believes the former Southampton man needs to have better influence at a club, both on and off the pitch.

"I was very disappointed with Theo. I think he would look at himself and he would say 'I've had a very poor game today'," Jenas told BBC 5 Live, as reported by

"He's been there 10 years. I'm thinking, what is your influence within this team, because when you watch him from the stands, he still seems like that youngster who started a long time ago.

"If you've been at a club for so long, I'd expect you to have a bit more of an influence with the players."

Arsene Wenger gave Walcott the nod and started him during Arsenal's Premier League clash against Louis van Gaal's side. The forward failed to impress as he continued to struggle, which forced the Frenchman to replace him with his compatriot, Olivier Giroud.

However, Walcott alone cannot be blamed for Arsenal's failure to beat depleted United side on Sunday. Several of the Gunners stars failed to shine as the majority of the star players failed to turn up when Arsenal needed them the most.