Theo Walcott is now claimed to be eager to stay with Arsenal into next season, but there has been many reports surrounding his future this season, and it is hard to decipher the truth…
Many fans have turned on the forward this term, given his failure to impress since returning from his latest injury in December. Walcott has netted three in the league since his return, including two key goals in 2-1 wins over Leicester City and Man City, but has fallen way down the pecking order in recent months.
The 27 year-old was claimed to be ready to push for the exit door this summer, should he lose out on a place in Roy Hodgson’s England squad for the European Championships, which has recently been confirmed. These reports were from April.
The speedster has hardly featured since those reports, but the speculation has continued to do the rounds, and he is now said to be keen to stay!
Danny Welbeck’s nine-month injury will no doubt play on the minds of the Arsenal backroom who would have the decision of whether to sell or not, but you would think that Theo would have to seriously consider where he wants to play next year.
Arsenal are firmly expected to sign a new option up front during the coming transfer window, and I’m reserving the hope that the arrival will be BETTER than our current options, which SHOULD tell Walcott that he will find game-time hard to come-by next season.
Theo is not getting any younger, and his injuries are also likely to limit the number of years he can play for. The former Southampton youth product should leave now, and we should be signing an out-and-out attacker and a forward to replace him.
West Ham are believed to have had a £31 Million bid for Alexandre Lacazette turned down today, which will hopefully see them follow up their interest in Walcott. The Hammers are believed to be keen on bringing in some big names to go with their new stadium move.
Yesterday it was claimed that the Arsenal forward would seek out talks over his future with Arsene Wenger, but the club’s stance is claimed to be leaning away from selling, especially with the `possibility that Oxlade-Chamberlain and Alexis Sanchez could be on their way out of the club.
I can understand our club not wanting to sell until they find replacements, but I can’t for the life of me figure out why Theo would push to stay, unless he just wants to cash-in his pay cheques and not play?
Do you believe Walcott would just be happy to earn a living and not play? Or do we think better of him?