With a career spanning over the last 10 years for Arsenal, Theo Walcott is currently the longest serving Arsenal player but he has failed to establish himself as a top-notch player for the Gunners, leaving his future in doubt.
The signing of Alexandre Lacazette has not just increased the wage bill of Arsenal but it has affected the head count of players and Walcott will inadvertently drop in the selection perking order – this is beginning to raise speculation over the future of the player.
Amid keen interest from City rivals West Ham, Arsenal attack Theo Walcott has revealed that he wants to stay at Arsenal and fight for his place in the team. The Hammers are understood to be offering £20m for Theo Walcott, according to Starsport.
Arsenal have been heavily linked with a move for Monaco star Thomas Lemar with report even claiming that the player has agreed personal terms with Arsenal. Although, no fee has been reportedly agreed for his transfer to Arsenal.
Lemar is a left footer but he can play from the right wing and he has been tipped to slot into Arsene Wenger’s team should the deal for him pulls through. Lemar will proof a strong rival to Walcott in that position, with Welbeck seen as another better choice.
However, Walcott, believes in his own ability and has been brewing with confidence since his return for Arsenal’s pre-season tour in Australia and China respectively.
Walcott will be guaranteed first team football with the Hammers but at Arsenal, he has consistently failed to take his chances.