Recent reports are claiming that Theo Walcott will leave Arsenal if he fails to make Roy Hodgson’s England squad this summer.
This will come as music to many Arsenal fans’ ears, who have been calling for the speedster to be sold in the coming window, and some will be praying that the England boss certainly does overlook him, and the report proves to be true.
West Ham are claimed to be eager to bring in some top quality signings to go with their move to the Olympic Park Stadium this summer. The fee they are looking to pay is reported to be in the region of £26 Million, but Arsene Wenger has previously ruled out the former Southampton youngster’s exit.
The Frenchman claimed that the best is yet to come from Walcott, which led to further angst from our fellow fans, while others have simply claimed he would be willing to sell, but is using tactics to keep his value up in case he does sell.
We signed the winger back in 2006 as a 16 year-old with a huge amount of potential, but has never stayed fit enough to reach a level worthy of regular first-team football for us.
Walcott did start this season well, earning Arsenal’s Player of the Month award for September and challenging Olivier Giroud for the striker role, but once again he picked up an injury, and has not been the same player since coming back.
Arsenal is crying out for another striker to rival the likes of Giroud centrally, and while Danny Welbeck has impressed in recent months, his fitness is also a worry, and I’m also uncertain he can maintain his goalscoring form should he remain fit.
One or both of Edinson Cavani and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are going to be available come the end of the season, and there will be no excuse for not trying for either of them.
Do we believe there is any chance that Wenger will sell, or is he too stubborn to accept that Walcott is simply not good/consistent enough?