Although most Arsenal fans wouldn’t have minded if Theo Walcott had left in the summer, his improvement this season (despite being sidelined by Arsene Wenger) has convinced us that letting him go may not be such a good idea after all….
The latest rumours, from the respected UK paper The Telegraph, are saying that Chelsea have also noticed his improvement and are going to make a bid to get him on a cut-price deal this January, with the England winger more likely to choose our London neighbours over Liverpool simply because he will be practically guaranteed Champions League football.
None of us really want to see Walcott leave but it now seems inevitable unless Wenger is going to allow him to leave for free in the summer, but I am certain that Arsenal fans wouldn’t complain if Everton’s Marouane Fellaini came to the Emirates in his place. The big Belgian international has been on fire this season and has been scoring goals for fun. He has also indicated that he is ambitious and will probably leave Everton soon.
Fellaini has stated his preference to join his Belgian counterparts at Chelsea, but a quick look at the betting shows that Chelsea and Arsenal are both 5/1 to sign him this January. Well we do have Thomas Vermaelen to help him settle in!
Would Arsenal fans be happy with swapping Walcott for Fellaini?