Arsenal are reportedly ready to let go of one of their club’s long-serving players, Theo Walcott in order to raise fund to get other players during next year’s summer transfer window.
According to Sky Sports, Arsenal are currently not financially ready to get new players but Arsene Wenger has been ordered by the club’s hierarchy to sell the English forward in January.
Theo Walcott, who is being regularly left out of the Frenchman’s starting lineup, has voiced out his desire to leave the club if he won’t be getting much playing time.
Walcott is currently being monitored by West Ham and Southampton. Despite purchasing Javier Hernandez from Bayer Leverkusen for a fee of £16 million and a host of other fantastic players during the last summer transfer market, West Ham are yet to live up to expectations.
They occupy the 19th position in the league and are in relegation battle. David Moyes is set to add quality to his team and the former United boss reportedly believes Walcott is an ideal player for his team. Southampton are also interested in the 28-year-old England International.
Meanwhile, Arsenal will compete with Manchester United for Julian Draxler when the January transfer window opens, as per reports circulating in England.