After the Arsenal forward Theo Walcott missed out on the England squad for the disappointing Euro 2016 tournament in the summer, which was a result of his poor form at club level in the second half of last season, he seems to have got his act together and has been producing some great performances for the Gunners.
It is hardly surprising that a lot of talk in the football press recently has been about the form of the Arsenal and England international star Theo Walcott. Some Arsenal fans will remember when the fleet footed forward was like this before when he was the club’s top scorer in the 2012-13 season with 21 goals from 31 starts and 12 sub appearances in all competitions, but that was the only really productive season we have seen from him.
Arsenal have had a number of their strike targets agree to move elsewhere this summer, while some are simply no longer leaving their clubs, but who would have made the most impact at the Emirates?
Arsenal fans have been crying out for a new striker to lead the line in recent years, but all I hear is negativity around our supposed targets.
We have been linked with a number of targets in recent years, but despite Arsene Wenger working hard to land a new forward, none of the targets tick all the right boxes for many fans.
On the face of things it would appear that Arsenal have just about everything to offer that a top player could want in the world of modern football. So why is it that Arsene Wenger seems to be having a bit of trouble in persuading his potential transfer targets to come to the club this summer?
With Arsenal having made a transfer bid large enough to trigger the release clause in the Leicester contract of Jamie Vardy, it was clear that Arsene Wenger had decided it was the Premier League star who was the right man to give Arsenal the extra goal power that we lacked last season, even though quite a few football experts suggested that his game and the style of the Gunners were not really suited.
So we have finally got confirmation that Jamie Vardy will not be joining Arsenal, from the Leicester Chairman and from Arsene Wenger himself. So now it is time to consider alternatives that will come as cheaply as Vardy, as we know Wenger will not start talking in astronomical numbers! From the Vardy bid it looks like Wenger is looking for someone to cover until Danny Welback returns from injury.
Well I certainly hope that Arsenal have got more striker targets because it seems that Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Jamie Vardy is a Leicester player and will STAY a Leicester player!
This has just been published in today’s Metro: