Arsenal are reportedly holding out for £30 million for winger Theo Walcott as rumours surrounding his future continue to gather pace. This huge price-tag is despite the fact Walcott has barely featured for the Premier League side this season.
Arsenal’s last league game ended in a pulsating 2-2 draw with Chelsea as the two London clubs played out one of the games of the season so far. The draw was one the fans will be largely contented with as the Gunners came very close to finishing the game with nothing.
The draw means that Arsenal are now two points behind Tottenham in fifth-place, while they are five short of Liverpool in the final Champions League spot. It is clear that the London side have a lot of work to do if they are to reclaim a Champions League place that was for so long in their grasp.
Speculation continues to surround both Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil with the contracts of the two ending in the summer, while the Gunners may also lose Theo Walcott to Southampton. While the rumour about Walcott has been a recurring one, Arsenal’s valuation of the player may put their Premier League counterparts off a potential transfer.
It is unclear whether a deal will actually be made, but Walcott may benefit massively from a move, with the career of the winger hardly hitting the heights his potential hinted that he might reach.