DONE DEAL! Arsenal complete sale of Theo Walcott to Everton

Theo Walcott’s move to Everton from Arsenal has finally been confirmed, following on from confirmed reports about his medical this morning.

The winger joined the Gunners back in January 2006, and went onto clock-up 270 Premier League outings for our side, scoring 65 goals along the way.

The 28 year-old suffered with a number of injuries along the way, somewhat denying him the career he appeared destined for when smashing it onto the scene at Southampton, and was even a shock inclusion in the playing squad for England for the World Cup in 2006.

Walcott enjoyed one of his best campaigns in an Arsenal shirt last season, clocking up 19 goals in all competitions, but found himself predominantly benched this term with a new formation needing one less attacking players limiting him to less than 50 minutes of game time in the Premier League since the start of the new term.

The former Southampton youth product will now have the chance to hit the ground running for Everton, who are said to have completed his arrival for a £20 Million, and he should more than fit and fresh enough to get going straight away for his new team.

Walcott is claimed to have signed a deal which will see him earn £140,000-a-week following his completed medical today, and he will be available to make his debut for the Blues at home to West Brom this weekend.

Was Everton a better choice of destination than Southampton? Do we expect Walcott to improve the Blues strongly? Could he play centrally alongside Rooney in attack?

Pat J

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  1. jon fox says:

    OPENING THE CHAMPAGNE RIGHT NOW. Slowly the dross is being moved from our club. Wenger next !

    1. muffdiver says:

      save me a glass u mofo !!
      he goooneeeee

      1. jon fox says:

        I’ll gladly buy you a bottle. It will cost just one second’s worth of Weeds wages!

        1. AWout says:

          Good luck Theo…under a different demanding modern less deluded coach you most probably would have reached your potential just like Ox is beginning to under Klopp.
          Ars is all about money money money now.

  2. miker says:

    20 mil for Walcott, big Sam must be extremely delighted. What a coup.

    1. jon fox says:

      ———– . Huge thumbs down for a ludicrous comment.

      1. Declan says:

        For goodness sake get over it Jon, he’s gone, be happy and stop berating others for their opinions. You are beginning to sound like Kim Jong Weng!

        1. Marion says:

          Totally agree with you

        2. jon fox says:

          Declan. Oh but I am happy he ‘s finally gone and just want to share my delight with everyone. If some people cannot or will not see that spineless Walcott represented everything spineless, idle and too comfy on huge, largely unearned wages, in Wengers last decade, then they are avoiding the reality of the cause of our decline. Wenger has indulged , promoted and allowed to stagnate many players of Walcotts type this last decade. Do you seriously imagine that a real hungry, professional and “proud of his own work” manager, like Guardiola, Pochettino or Fergie(and many others) would have put up for even a moment with jellyfish Walcott? If you do , then you are being, in typical Wenger fashion, totally divorced from the reality of how top football clubs OUGHT to be run. All true Arsenal fans who are obsessed with clearing the deck of Wengers deadwood and of comfy, too cosy, non or half triers should be CELEBRATING TODAY. I am and also know that Walcott is only the start of the clearout that is already happening , thanks to Sven and soon to be here Raul(both of whom Wenger can’t stand and did not want, cos they are realists, not stale dreamers like him). This clearout will sweep Wenger aside by May at latest, whether or not the head in the sand types care to notice. Some of us DEMAND our club back, from the cancerous people , including Weed Walcott, who have been regressing us for a decade. As for “Kim Jong Weng”, I couldn’t give a monkeys! I am brave enough, honest enough and care enough to speak for myself. You seem to have time for dictators, I do NOT!

          1. TH14atl says:

            Jon i agree with your sentiment, though maybe not how it was delivered, but that’s splitting hairs.
            For me, guys like Theo, Ox, gibbs, jenkinson, chambers, Ramsey, Welbeck, Mertesacker, Jack & Giroud to an extent, represent a stagnation by the club and by Arsene. An ambitious manager would’ve brought in true class talent that would’ve challenged these inconsistent underperforming players and forced them out the door sooner than we did, or forced them out by now. Time and time again they’ve proven that aren’t what we need, but yet they keep getting chances.

            Arsene, however, only purchases players to replace outgoing big name players, but not to supplement the team and actually improve it and give us a chance to challenge.

            Jack and Giroud have been able to play themselves into somewhat useful squad players, but I wouldn’t put Ramsey in this category because he keeps being first choice 11, and is exhibit A of why we hover around 4th place.

            Either way, not to slag on the players, just to acknowledge they’ve proven they aren’t good enough, and I’m glad to finally see some of these folks leaving….assuming it means we replace them with true talent.

            1. Declan says:

              Glad you’re glad Jon, I have no time for dictators, especially Wenger, whom I said weeks ago would not be here next season. I also believe we are on the same wavelength about Sven and Raul. They are calling the shots now and Wenger is gradually losing all his powers. By the way Kim Jong Weng is a play on words meaning our our own dictator Wenger, which you did not seem to grasp. He has been the reason for Walcott’s demise.

    2. Kenny Rolfe says:

      Big Sam delighted, I think we’re all delighted.

    3. Highbury44 says:

      According to the evening standard the fee is £25million?

      1. Declan says:

        Should be a lot more in today’s values.
        I beli3ve he needed to go but we should have got far more him but that’s par for the course for Arsenal.

  3. arsenal fan says:

    it’s good for Wenger to sale Walcott, let him continue doing the same more worst players

  4. miker says:

    Theo will bang in 10 plus goals for everton this season.

  5. arie82 says:

    Good move from everton, they are slowest team in premiership, walcott will add pacy to them

  6. Hassanho says:

    who is Pierre aubumayan ?
    we want him to replace Alexis Sanchez before carabao against Chelsea next week

  7. Sam says:

    Walcott still a good football player, Mr Wenger is simply not getting the best out of this guys. Am not happy about his sale

    1. muffdiver says:

      ha wait till u see sanchez in united colours
      someone get sam in secure unit before he hurts himself…and others

    2. BlaZing gunZ says:


  8. Goonerbri says:

    Come on gooners!! We have more class than spuds fans. Or so I thought anyway. Theo hasn’t been great for us, but he was loyal. I for one wish him all the best in his new venture. I still remember him sitting on the turf taunting the spuds haha. Good luck Theo. As for Sanchez! Everyone else as bored as me? Personally I think 35 mill is a joke and wouldn’t buy a half decent replacement. Stick the sulking, greedy twat in the under 19’s and let him rot there till his contract expires. We rescued his faltering career at Barca and this is how he treats us! At least coutinho went with class and dignity.

    1. muffdiver says:

      may i remind u him and his agent holding club to ransom so he got ridicolous wages and started as a cf and suddenly his performances dropped

      mate our loyalty for him for 12 years was repaid how?
      good sentiment but he was lucky it was wenger


        Muff, did you expect him to ask for less wages ? He’s a footballer, he did what footballers do, demand as much as possible. Theo did nothing wrong, is all part of the business.

        I will certainly miss his goals.

  9. Gabriel says:

    Wishing him all d best @ Everton FC.

  10. COYG_CA says:

    If he’s the same Theo there, many of us will feel vindicated re he has been getting paid deep in the purse to warm the bench. If he sparks on, then many of us will feel vindicated that Wenger has done a SHEIT player management job! Either way, it would all come back to Wenger! CASE CLOSED.

  11. henry says:

    I blame Wenger for the failure of Walcott, Ox, Chambers, Jenkingson and Campbell. Some people say some of these players were given a chance but failed.
    Player management is not just about throwing players on the field. Wenger should ask himself what is that Klopp and Poch do to their players to transform them to hungry and passionate footballers.
    I really fear for the likes of Iwobi, Bellerin, Adelaide, Holding and Niles. They may not improve under Wenger.

    1. Chamber says:

      Alot of these English players were not all that to begin with.. Admit that first..

    2. lugdush says:

      walcott fail because of he is not hungry..he need to look and get some balls…look at alexis or another players…i want wenger out and i wanted that 5 years ago, im no defending him…but walcott laziness is not wengers fault (maybe a bit because is awefull motivating, but even simeone could get out the ice in walcott hearth).

      1. pires says:

        blame wenger,while you are at it, for the sinking of the Titanic….he was patient with all the “deadwoods”(ox, Walcott,Jenko..) it’s their fault if they have failed to deliver.As he was with WIlshere….who would have been sold years ago with Mourinho.

        1. Maks says:

          Wilshere should be our new captain, not Ramsey. Your belaved Wenger is keeping this guy in starting 11 just he knows why. If he is not from GB he would be long gone to the Stoke. Think about that… stop looking at the posters on your walls.

  12. Henry says:

    For me 20mil for Walcott is bloody cheap in today’s market.. I know he has had his injury problems but on his day he is unplayable!!

    The worry for me is we are selling but surprise surprise we not buying.. we must have received over 100mil in players leaving since the summer and we have only spent 50mil on Lacazette..

    So for me Wenger has got to splash the cash on proven 1st team players.. we all no Sanchez is leaving we maybe getting mikhitaryan in swap.. rumours about auybameyeng this kid Malcolm from Bordeaux.. I would b very surprised if we get both

    I just hope Wenger realises yes we need to replace our forwards but we need a DM and a decent CB

    My wish list would be

    Auybameyeng 60mil
    Draxler 35mil
    Nzonzi 35mil
    Then either manolas from Roma or varane from real Madrid both would probably cost between 30-45mil

    So that’s 150mil outlay yet we have over 100mil from player sales plus the 150mil sitting in some cash reserve for some unknown reason so we have the money..

    But guess wot Wenger is penny pinching as always.. I heard that we have agreed terms with aubamayeng but can’t agree a few with Dortmund they have said we can have him for 70mil euros but Wenger won’t pay more than 60mil..

    Same sh#t different day with Wenger.. trust me wen i say this boys we may sign one player but it won’t b to the last minute of the last day of the transfer window as usual then it will be excuse after excuse on why we couldn’t sign players..


    p.s USAMOV SAVE US!!!!!


    1. Mobella says:

      If you take into consideration what was quoted as his worth here few seasons back, you will know that is a good deal. That is more like double the price offer.

    2. Kenny Rolfe says:

      Walcott unplayable is the quote of the day

    3. killamch89 says:

      You guys keep talking about just the player’s prices have you taken their wages into consideration. Yes I agree spend the money but how will that money be distributed between players wages, agents wages and player fee. Lacazette for instance cost us a total of 90m dollars even though his price was 52m. In reality we could get 2-3 good players but we need way more than that.

  13. killamch89 says:

    Look we all know Wenger’s time is up at Arsenal and should have left years ago but don’t be like Ian Wright and blaming Walcott and Ox’s lack of development on Wenger. Walcott is a decent footballer with excellent pace but that’s it. Ox wanted to play in midfield but who was he going to play ahead of – Ozil? Ramsey? Xhaka? – although he has his flaws. Listen i want Wenger gone as anybody else but he is the one that got Alexis to that level, Van Persie, Nasri, Fabregas, Koscielny, Henry and the long list that goes on. As for Theo the 2-0 gesture against Tottenham will always be my favorite moment when he played for us.

    1. Elliot says:

      That was quallity ?. I wish him all the best.

      1. killamch89 says:

        I’m not the most ardent Theo Walcott fan either but he was always one of the few players up for a big game.

  14. muffdiver says:

    not fussed this swap for united worst player is gonna hurt though
    worst deal since silvestre
    tired of being shafted by the mancs- they dont even have the kindness to use lube

    mourinho is our daddy 🙁

    1. AWout says:

      Lube or no lube…Ars lovers have been shafted for far too long and it’s getting extremely unbearable now.

    2. killamch89 says:

      Not defending Arsenal because we messed up big time but maybe just maybe we will get the better end of the bargain. (No I’m not crazy) Let me explain – Alexis Sanchez needs freedom to play – the kind of freedom that Jose will not give him. As a WC attacking player, there are certain things you have to overlook with Alexis – he will lose the ball a lot and this leads to a counter attack on the team which could be a goal. Hazard and Salah also has this problem but coaches like Conte, Pep, Jurgen and even Wenger know this about their respective stars but will overlook it because it is a side-effect of those kinds of players and the style of football the respective team. Those players also need that trust from their manager that even if they screw up defensively they won’t necessarily be dropped. Mourinho is the complete opposite of that – he expects defensive discipline at all times and that stifles their attacking potency. Kevin De Bruyne, Salah, Mata, Robben, Cuadrado, Hazard and the long list of players who played under Mourinho are testament to this. In the short term Alexis might play good for them but when the feel-good factor wears off Alexis’ confidence will be shattered even worse than at Arsenal and they will be stuck with a player on 400k wages a week which most teams won’t pay so Man U will be stuck with him. Mkhy is a creative winger which ties into our philosophy of football. He will take all the creative burden off Ozil and help deliver more chances – chances that Lacazette needs. Mkhyitarian at Dortmund was an absolute beast and I should know because I am also a Dortmund admirer. Mhyitarian with a bit of faith can easily return to that player. I’m not saying it will work out exactly like this but I can see why we may be interested in Mkhy.

  15. Nomad says:

    Wait and see what Theo does at Everton. Those that are fond of Theo will be happy for him.i am one of those but a lot of you are so mean and so inhuman.

    1. Chamber says:


      1. AWout says:

        Ox would have ended up just like Theo if he had stayed at Arsenal….sometimes players are just too happy and comfortable to accept different challenges to further their career.

  16. Tony says:

    idk why ppl hate theo.he scored goals whenever he played.

    1. Alkali says:

      He has more offsides than goals.

  17. bran911 says:

    Now Mert should retire and the GK who never saved a single penalty for us should be kept as no.2 and a better keeper take his position.. this guy from Dortmund should sell Wenger too, he seems to clean out the deadwood that was stuck for so long in this club..

  18. Robin Vanpayslip says:

    All the best to Theo

  19. AB says:

    Waiting for a similar news on wenger…that will be the day of real celebration.

  20. Romeo says:

    For all ya slating Theo Walcott it’s not his fault he was labelled d next thierry henry or taken to the world cup before he kicked a ball for the gooners or won d bbc personality award.
    he’s been unfairly slated 108 goals and 72 assists in 394 matches equates to a goal/assist every two games nd it’s even impressive when you figure in his injuries, struggle for game time and his first season (2007) wen he played like he was controlled with a console. I tried comparing his stats with other wingers and you wud be shocked how effective he is. Welbeck has 44 premiership goals nd don’t get as much hate as giroud or theo.
    yes he could have been better but how many players improved at arsenal lately? Theo wasn’t a waste of time, yes it was time to go but give the man the respect he deserves. Thanks

    1. Harish says:

      Exactly my point..

    2. Winnie says:

      The hate for Theo is beyond football it seems … good bloke he gave 100 percent … let the man be. Happy for him to move on so he can have a breather from unrelenting criticism.. hopefully .. happy for OX as well

    3. Alkali says:

      we all knew welbeck was shit when he came in, but we had high hopes for Theo hence the criticism.

  21. Harish says:

    To be honest, Walcott was not such a bad player. He scored 19 goals for us last season and he was really an important player in that right hand side..didn’t do much mistakes defensively..worked hard and got d goals too..and later when the season tumbled..he was scrutinized too much I feel..he basically plays well when the team plays well..he kept his neat and simple in last season…and then formation changed and he never played..but still..even now we have been always mentioning Walcott, if we lose or perform poorly even though he was not even involved in the match..I’m not saying he’s a gr8 player..but I feel he has faced unfair criticism especially from last season..because the season before that he was really bad..but from last season onwards..he was not tat bad as you guyss deemed him to be..So I just feel instead of treating him like a guy you’ve never wanted in this club… thank him for what he has contributed to us..if u don’t feel he has contributed enough..then wish him luck..he deserves atleast this for the professionalism that he showed this season..!!!

    1. Kenny Rolfe says:

      When Wenger converted him to centre forward he was definintely up there with Sanogo and Charmak

  22. Chekwube Kwentua says:

    To criticise Walcott you must lay the blame
    at the door of those who coached and
    brought him into the world arena at the age
    of 16. He has delivered at the highest level
    for Arsenal and while he may not have
    replicated the goals and assists of Henry, his
    contributions to the club shouldn’t be
    understated and he certainly deserves to
    depart as a club legend after 108 goals and
    12 years of service.

  23. Sue says:

    I wonder how much of a pay cut he’s taken….

    1. stubill says:

      About £30k a week.

    2. Declan says:

      Aparantly none. If you believe the press he got a pay rise!

  24. Innit says:

    Theo will perform better for Everton. He will play and start more matches

    Theo scored a lot of goals ⚽ for us but Wenger? didn’t use him properly. Ideally Oxlade and Theo should have stayed but Wenger didn’t use them properly.

    Wenger is the problem. How will he use our new players if we get any? Probably the same way innit

  25. John0711 says:

    Theo was frustrating however, he managed 241 assists/goals in 269 games
    Wenger did not get the best out of him

    1. Kenny Rolfe says:

      !08 goals and 72 from 397 games is more accurate

  26. Winnie says:

    I do believe Messi said he feared Theo’s pace at some stage …well Messi knows a thing or two about footy.. not his fault he got paid a lot of money.. that’s just the environment at the moment.. some of the hate is personal.. can’t stand Xhaka as a player but I don’t hate him as a person .. I am sure he is a good bloke just like Theo .. show some respect.. All the best to Theo .. got soft spot for him

    1. Alkali says:

      I believe no one hates him as a person, he has become a shitty player though..

  27. Break-on-through says:

    Nelson could follow Willock brothers out the door. We need to get him signed.
    I hope he’s mature enough to realize that we opened up a path for him ahead ..but he needs to have some fight, some concentration, with goals/creativity, so he can oust the starting wing forward.

    The guy he’s up against must be a big enough name, he has to be capable in many areas, I hope Nelson realizes this rather than expecting to be playing uncontested each week. Arsenal are in trouble, the youngsters need to realize it, they will get opportunities, but we can’t have another youngster getting Walcott, Giroud, Bellerin ..treatment. They had every opportunity and no competition to oust even from a tentatively young age. That did not do them much good. Nelson should not want same treatment. My fear is that the online supporters are making things worse with how they talk about young Arsenal players not fulfilling potential and not improving going forward under this regime. Also a worry ..Klopp and Pep in particular could be up to their old foreign ways (Where tapping up is the Norm). Nelson, if you’re a good honest respectful kid, you’ll at least have a look at how things will be over these next two seasons. Arsenal needs a renaissance ..and I hope you’re apart of it kid.

  28. Kenny Rolfe says:

    £140,000 a week for for an average nine goals a year,A scoring rate 0.27 goals a game. now you compare, Henry for Arsenal 0.67, Aubameyang for Dortmund 0.68 Wright for Arsenal 0.64 and our greatest of all time, Ted Drake for Arsenal 0.74

    1. stubill says:

      They played the majority of their games as centre forward, Walcott played the majority of his on the wing, not really a fair comparison.

      1. Kenny Rolfe says:

        You’re right stubill, although he was converted to centre forward and I don’t think his conversion rate, which was a massive difference to the players mentioned, improved. Average nine goals a season for twelve years. I’m sure you’d agree, never a natural striker. Had a lot of injuries, but also think lacked ambition

    2. Declan says:

      Ted Drake, now there was a striker!
      Very likely earning 10 bob a week too.
      I’ll let you explain that to the kids ?

      1. Kenny Rolfe says:

        Nice one Declan

        1. Declan says:

          Yeah, I might have it wrong but didn’t he have 8 shots against Villa, scored 7 goals and hit the bar with the 8th?
          Yeah Kenny, that’s a striker.

          1. Kenny Rolfe says:

            And at Villa park

  29. Ddog says:

    Theo was a good servant, there were some great moments with the shirt on his back! Thank you theo!

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