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Is it time for Theo Walcott to leave? 0

Posted on October 12, 2017 by Ben Darvill

When Arsenal return to Premier League action this weekend they will do so with an attack that is growing in confidence and influence. Arsene Wenger’s men have been improving with each passing week and they have picked up three wins in their last five games, meaning they have moved up to fifth in the league, six points behind leaders Manchester City.

The influence of the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Alexandre Lacazette have seen the London side shake off an early-season wobble that threatened to almost immediately derail their campaign. Interestingly, Wenger has also overseen a very impressive improvement in his defence that has been the foundation on which Arsenal’s rejuvenation has been built.

Southampton looking to re-sign Theo Walcott 0

Posted on October 06, 2017 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mail, Southampton are looking to re-sign Arsenal forward Theo Walcott in January. The England international joined the Gunners from the south coast club back in 2006 for a fee reported to be in the region of £10million.

However, the report suggests that the south coast club could be prepared to pay between up to £15million to re-sign their former player.

Never fulfilled his potential

At 28 years-old, Theo Walcott is almost the poster boy of Arsenal’s malaise in the decade. When he joined Arsenal, Walcott was regarded as one of the hottest young players of his generation. He was exciting, energetic and seemed destined for stardom.

Inter Milan ponder Theo Walcott swoop 0

Posted on October 04, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Serie A giants Inter Milan are said to be eyeing up a potential January move for Arsenal winger Theo Walcott.

Different media outlets from Italy are citing English sources claiming that Gunners are prepared to let the 28-year-old English international leave this winter.

Walcott has indeed found his playing time severely limited this season and could be looking for a quick way out in order to kick start his career and improve his chances of making it into England squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Theo Walcott played the total of 46 minutes of Premier League football this season although he did make an impression in Cup competitions.

Arsenal record comfortable win over BATE Borisov 0

Posted on September 28, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal recorded a 4-2 victory over BATE Borisov on Thursday night in the Europa League, with Theo Walcott, Rob Holding and Olivier Giroud getting on the scoresheet.

Arsenal came close to breaking the deadlock as early as the eighth minute. Youngsters Reiss Nelson and Joe Willock combined well to find Jack Wilshere, who found Theo Walcott in the box. The England international had plenty of time but only fired against the post.

The visitors were ahead soon afterwards and once again it Wilshere and Walcott were involved. Olivier Giroud set Wilshere free on the left edge of the box. The midfielder then produced an inch-perfect cross for Walcott.

Arsenal squeeze past Doncaster in the League Cup 0

Posted on September 20, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal made it through to the fourth round of the Carabao Cup with a 1-0 victory over Doncaster Rovers on Wednesday, with a Theo Walcott goal enough to ensure progress to the next round.

The visitors came close to taking the lead virtually straight from the kick-off. The ball was launched forward and Kongolo hit an effort from around 25 yards out that David Ospina had to get down low to save.

The home side went up the other end soon afterwards. Mohamed Elneny played the ball into the box for Theo Walcott. The winger beat his defender before attempting to fire back across Ian Lawlor, only for the Rovers goalkeeper to save the effort with his legs.

Wilshere will feature against FC Koln 0

Posted on September 13, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Mirror, Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere will be named in the squad against FC Koln for Thursday’s Europa League clash. The Gunners are 2/7 to win against the German Bundesliga side, but it will be a special moment to see a player make his long-awaited return after 13 months.

Wilshere has been recovering from a leg fracture picked up while on loan with Bournemouth. He suffered the injury in April and has been playing for the u23s to build up his match fitness. The 25-year-old is playing for his future, with his contract expiring at the end of next summer, so this week’s European encounter may have significant importance for Wilshere.

Can Theo Walcott start to produce on a more consistent basis? 0

Posted on July 30, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal winger Theo Walcott scored twice in the Gunners 5-2 victory over Benfica on Saturday in the Emirates Cup. Walcott should be in prime, but last season he struggled to find any consistency, which is nothing new for the England international.

Walcott scored ten times in the Premier League in 28 appearances (23 starts and five substitute appearances). That tally is a decent one for a winger in the English top-flight.

However, there was still a sense that he could have done more and there is still much more to come from the winger. I feel a sense of déjà vu when talking about the winger, as I seem to ask the title question every summer and nothing changes.

Walcott reportedly a target for Everton 1

Posted on July 16, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Mirror, Everton are keen on Arsenal forward Theo Walcott this summer and could make a £30m bid to procure his signature. The England international finished the season outside of the starting eleven with the Gunners and could be open to a move if manager Arsene Wenger cannot guarantee him more playing time this upcoming campaign.

Everton are looking to bring in cover for Yannick Bolasie, with the winger still out with an injury until 2018. Leicester City’s Demarai Gray is reportedly a transfer target too. The Toffees have spent close to £100m on new players this summer, which could rise to £50m should they sign Swansea City’s Gylfi Sigurdsson.

Arsenal reportedly close to signing of Monaco star 1

Posted on June 28, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal are close to sealing the £30million signing of Monaco’s French international winger Thomas Lemar, according to the Daily Mail.

The report on the Mail’s website suggests that talks between the two clubs are going smoothly and that the youngster could be close to joining the Gunners.

An exciting addition

Lemar is no doubt an exciting young talent, just like a number of his current Monaco teammates. Last season was a breakthrough one for the 21-year-old, as he scored 14 times and produced 17 assists in all competitions from his left-wing position.

West Ham to bid £50m for Giroud and Walcott 1

Posted on June 28, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

West Ham United are preparing a £50m bid to sign Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud and winger Theo Walcott this summer, reports the Daily Star. The London outfit have been looking to bolster their options in the final third to try and get back into Europe after underperforming last season, but they may have been too ambitious to sign this duo.

Giroud signed a new deal with Arsenal in 2016/17, scoring an impressive 12 goals in 11 Premier League starts, and was described as “vital to the club” by manager Arsene Wenger. The 30-year-old no longer commands a starting place, but he still made 29 Premier League appearances regardless and is keen to fight for his spot.



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