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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.

Ambitious Everton keen on a pair of Arsenal stars 0

Posted on May 17, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Ronald Koeman seems to be preparing a proper reform at Goodison as Dutch manager plans to build a competitive side for next season’s edition of the Premier League by adding a couple of stand-out names to his squad.

Determined to make a strong statement of intent, Koeman is believed to be eyeing Arsenal duo Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott in an ambitious double raid, according to The Telegraph.

Faced with uncertain futures of first team stars Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley – who has been priced at £50 million by the Toffees – Everton boss is determined to bring adequate replacements.

Arsenal defeated on their last ever visit to White Hart Lane 0

Posted on April 30, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s chances of a top-four finish this season were handed a blow on Sunday, as the Gunners suffered a 2-0 defeat at Tottenham in the north London derby.

The home side made a lightning quick start and had the first effort on goal with less than a minute on the clock. Dele Alli found Harry Kane, who advanced towards goal and fired an effort through Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s legs, only for Petr Cech to get down well to deny the Spurs striker.

The home side were also had the next attempt on six minutes. Christian Eriksen curled in a corner from Spurs right and Tobey Alderweireld headed just over the bar.

Was Wenger punishing Walcott? 0

Posted on April 29, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal’s new 3-4-2-1 system has led to a turnaround in form of late but also a lack of Theo Walcott in the side. The right winger wasn’t deemed defensive-minded enough to operate as a wing-back, nor ruthless enough to play as the centre-forward. However, Walcott’s been guilty of contradicting his manager which may have also led to the former Southampton man being dropped.

Walcott has impressed this season, scoring and assisting 12 goals in 23 Premier League starts. He’s even captained the side in a number of games this year, but has since gone from pivotal to periphery, being left as an unused substitute in April’s league win over Middlesbrough and their recent FA Cup semi-final triumph against Manchester City.

Walcott 12/5 to score anytime in this afternoon’s FA Cup clash with Man City 0

Posted on April 23, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal forward Theo Walcott will be hoping he starts in today’s FA Cup semi-final match against Manchester City given his impressive record in past meetings, let alone this competition this season. The English international has been a thorn in the City side previously due to his excessive pace on the counter to catch the Sky Blues’ defence cold, and he could well strike again given how ruthless he’s been in the FA Cup so far.

Arsenal beat West Ham to enhance top-four chances 0

Posted on April 05, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal recorded a crucial 3-0 victory over West Ham at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night to aid the Gunners hopes of Champions League qualification.

Arsenal had the first effort on goal on four minutes, as Alexis Sanchez hit an effort from 35 yards out that went high and wide of goal.

The Hammers hit back with their own attack on nine minutes. Manuel Lanzini hit a free-kick from the edge of the penalty area that missed the target by a yard. A few minutes later the Hammers had another attempt on the Arsenal goal. Mark Noble found some space just inside the area and saw his go just wide of the left-hand post.

Arsenal and Manchester City finishes all-square 0

Posted on April 02, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal drew 2-2 with Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon, with the result not really helping the Gunners chances of Champions League qualification.

City had the first real attack of the game on three minutes. Fernandinho played Sterling in on goal, but Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina was out quickly, only for the Colombian’s attempted clearance hit Raheem Sterling and went wide of goal.

Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck came close to opening the scoring soon afterwards, turning Nicolas Otamendi before firing into the side-netting.

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