Southampton have asked about the availability of Theo Walcott, according to reports.

The Saints are looking to strengthen their squad in the January transfer window.

Now flush with the cash they received for defender Virgil van Dijk, they could try to bring Theo Walcott back to the club.

According to the Mirror, they’ve asked about the winger’s availability in January.

The report suggests Southampton would be able to match Walcott’s £140,000 per week wages, but could face competition from Everton and West Ham.

Walcott is having a forgettable season for Arsenal.

He’s made just four appearances in the Premier League.

He’s been a regular in the Carabao Cup and the Europa League, and has managed four goals and fives assists despite some questionable performances.

A return to his former club seems like a good move to him.

Wenger seems to be prefer Alex Iwobi and Danny Welbeck over the 28-year-old.

In addition, there are a couple of exciting young players coming up who could benefit from some first team football.

Walcott has been a very good servant for the club, but the time feels right for a move.

Arsenal should consider any bid that arrives for him.

However, despite playing only 47 Premier League minutes this season, Walcott doesn’t seem that bothered about warming Arsenal’s bench and has another 18 months on his current deal.

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