I must admit that I wanted Arsenal to keep our England international forward Theo Walcott the last two times that Arsenal transfer rumours were talking about his possible departure from the club. His contract was up for renewal on both of those occasions and a lot of Arsenal fans wanted Arsene Wenger to sell him and get another striker in, while I thought he just needed to be fit and get a run in the team to prove his doubters wrong.
Well he has been fit this season and was getting regular games but Walcott has failed to show that he can be good enough on a consistent basis for Arsenal, so I would have no problems with the boss calling it a day on Theo’s frustrating career as a Gunner.
And that is a realistic prospect as a number of clubs have been linked with him and The Mirror is reporting the latest to be West Ham who are apparently preparing a hefty bid of around £26 million for the summer. That is not a massive amount in today’s market but I think we should take it if the rumours are true.
I hope they are and not just to see Walcott move on, but also to get the best of him for the rest of the season. One of the things that was evident the last two times he might have left was that his performances were at the top level. Now whether Walcott is trying to save his Arsenal career or get the best possible move in the summer, we could really do with a sharp and in form striker for the next couple of months and nothing seems to inspire Walcott as much as transfer talk.