Arsenal winger Theo Walcott could be sold in January, according to latest reports, with four clubs keen on his signature.
Walcott has been told he has until the January transfer window to convince Arsene Wenger that he’s still first team material, or face being sold.
That’s according to the Gambling Times, who claim that Everton, Crystal Palace, West Ham and former club Southampton would all be interested in signing him.
They also report that Walcott himself would be open to a move in order to make a last-ditch effort to get into England’s World Cup squad.
The 28-year-old is out of favour at Arsenal now. He lost his place in the starting line-up when the Gunners changed formation back in March, and now finds himself behind Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil, Danny Welbeck and Alex Iwobi.
His game time this season has been limited to cup games. He made starts against Doncaster Rovers in the Carabao Cup and Cologne and BATE Borisov in the Europa League. While he was disappointing against Cologne, he scored against Doncaster and BATE Borisov.
The 28-year-old has appeared three times off the bench in the Premier League, but hasn’t made much of an impact with the minutes he has received, in my opinion. A move away from the club wouldn’t be at all surprising if his game time continues to be limited, I feel.