Everton still trying hard to sign Walcott – but not very confident it seems

The Everton boss Sam Allardyce told us all last week that he was very keen to sign the Arsenal winger Theo Walcott, but Arsene Wenger said it was far from being a done deal, and we know how Le Prof hates giving anything away on his transfer dealings.

Now Big Sam has reiterated that he is still hoping to get his signature, and is even promising the English international a choice of positions he could play in “if we can get that far”. Allardyce told the media: “I don’t know where I would play him until we get the deal done. When that deal’s done, I can have that conversation.

“I see him playing anywhere across the front three — but I’m presuming if he’s not comfortable with that, then he will tell us and it won’t happen. That’s if we can get that far.

“I hope we can do it in the next week or two because I think we are still waiting for catch-up on Yannick Bolasie and James McCarthy.

“They have both been out more than 12 months, so they aren’t quite as good as we know they can be — but they will get better.”

As we have seen many times in the past, the stumbling block on many of our outgoing players has been the fact that other clubs will not match the massive wages that they have been given by Arsenal, and we all know that Walcott is on a massive 110,000 a week, which is more than most club’s highest earners get. The fact is that Walcott is hardly ever going to be in the Arsenal first team ever again, so it will be up to him to decide whether he really wants to resurrect his career or carry on collecting his wages in the Arsenal reserves…



  1. Ivan says:

    Walcott should take the paycut and go for his own career as much as anything. Arsenal of course will benefit by getting rid of a player that has never really made it.

  2. Innit says:

    Walcott can’t be more than a squad player for Arsenal and his salary is too high for a bench player. He would have more success playing for Everton especially if Barkley goes to Chelsea

    What’s the point of keeping him when we play 5 defenders. We only have room for 3 attackers. He hardly plays innit

    1. Innit says:

      Just want to be clear.
      I like Theo and he had 2 good seasons with us innit
      But we dont play attack wingers. We play RWB and LWB. We play mainly defenders ie bellerin and Kolsanic in those positions. Our starters are usually Lacazette, Ozil and Alexis. Wenger has even started Welbeck and iwobi over Theo

      Its really Wengers fault for destroying Theos confidence but paying him £110,000 per week. Wenger hasn’t been doing wonders for Lacazette confidence either not playing enough minutes

  3. Hayzed says:

    I have even forget that Walcott is still in Arsenal.
    Arsenal makes me so angry these days.

  4. Sue says:

    Let him go……..

  5. Tony says:

    walcot is a good player for me.idk why is always in bench. he should have been a starter bfor iwobi or wilshire! now he is leaving too

    1. jon fox says:

      When is your first day at school? Next September presumably?

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  6. jon fox says:

    Oh Theo, darling, sweet Theo, love of my life, how can I live without you! Oh don’t go! Sob!

  7. Hayzed says:

    Did your daughter finally marry Theo, don’t worry Everton is backed by Fahad Moshiri he will get the same amount of money he is currently earning in Arsenal.
    Just teasing

    1. jon fox says:

      Hayzed, Oh please don’t tease . You will make me cry!


    …………….MATT MACEY

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        1. Ivan says:

          With the players we have, why not have a radical chance. Thumbs up for that. I’m sure if we did sign any better players you would have them in the team.

  9. Hayzed says:

    OK,I understand, you are of the idea of enriching Kroenke and his associates with Arsenal’s fortune.well you also make a point.

  10. skies says:

    only if we could have freed those 110k from Walcott and added it to Sanchez contract 2 ago..
    That way we could have saved a “phenomenal” player instead of retaining a blind sprinter..
    Ohh Wenger u derive ur inspiration from him right!!
    Both freeloaders..

  11. Me says:

    All these players leaving or left and no one coming in.
    This couldn’t be better.
    Lets see Wenger convince everyone this has been a good season and its worth keeping him on for another year.
    Sometimes you just have to go through hell to reach the other side.
    And watching Wenger fail is hugely satisfying – even if, sadly it is at the expense of the club.
    Some things are just worth the sacrifice..

    1. Ivan says:

      Please god let the owners see it too. I hve a major concern though that as Evil Stan (Satn) is used to running failing clubs he isn’t going to worry about Arsenal’s downturn unless the money stops rolling in.

  12. Innit says:

    Whenever i type LOL by itself on 1st line, it comes out as just “L” lol. Admin needs to fix that because we use LOL all the time LOL

    1. Admin says:

      Umm you need to check your device Innit???

  13. COYG_CA says:

    Didn’t our new guy from Dortmund actually get Aubameyang over there in the first place? Myabe he still has a connection with him and hence, the possibility of the deal really being possible???

    1. Me says:

      Yeah it will go alongside Ronaldo, Messi and all the other players that Wenger “nearly signed”

  14. Me says:

    To the tune of only fool and horses

    If its defenders you want then don’t ask wenger
    George Graham’s he’s your man
    Where it all comes from is a mystery
    Like replacing Ashley Cole with Gael Clichy
    But here is the one that’s driving me beserk
    How is Arsene Wenger still in work
    la la la la la

    The new chant from the terraces…

    1. McLov says:

      Did we actually pay for Cole the leave? I mean I remember we paid for a donkey Gallas and gave the best English LB in history to Chelsea pro bono.

      1. Abel says:

        Cashely Cole, signed for Chelsea after refusing to extend his contract at Arsenal. Same way Sol Campbell signed for Arsenal after refusing to extend his contract with Tottenham. So don’t be a hypocrite. It happens all the time. Never a managers fault. If you get a better offer of salary and allowances at another firm, wouldn’t you also leave your old job? Is it then your previous employers fault that you chose not to extend your time with his firm.? Let’s get real. Remove sentiments. Every player has the right to do a Sanchez and OZIL, however, Ozil is classy about his while Sanchez is not.

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