Arsene Wenger has always insisted that Theo Walcott is not for sale, but the Arsenal forward is believed to be keen on regular action.
The winger is yet to start a single Premier League match so far this season, and his five substitute outings will not have convinced him that he has a big role to play in the remainder of the campaign.
Walcott may have one eye on the World Cup coming up in Russia this summer, but at this point in a players career he should be keen on playing ball. New reports are claiming that the former Southampton youth product has sounded out AC Milan as a possible destination, and has tasked his representatives to pursue such a move.
A number of Premier League sides are believed to be keen on signing him this month also, but his wages appear to be the biggest stumbling block over any potential deal, and some of the teams interested may not be able to meet his demands.
The 28 year-old joined the club 11 years ago, and actually clocked up his highest tally of goals in the 2016-17 campaign, but has fallen behind Alex Iwobi and Danny Welbeck in the pecking order in North London.
There is talk that a loan deal could well be in the mind of Theo, who will most likely do anything he can to secure more regular action in hope of forcing his way back into Gareth Southgate’s England squad, although I’m not sure if playing abroad will be the best way to showcase his talent to the Three Lions manager.
Does Walcott deserve more regular action at Arsenal? Could Wenger allow Walcott to leave the club? Does he deserve a place in the England squad?