Arsenal ready to offload 28-year-old big-name star just for £12m

October 3, 2017

Arsenal are reportedly ready to sell Theo Walcott in January, unless he can cement himself in Arsene Wenger’s first team.

According to The Gambling Times, the England international has not started a Premier League game so far this season, and he has been told the club are looking to sell him in the next transfer window.

The 28-year-old winger has 18-months left on his contract and is one of the club’s highest earners on around £110,000 a week.

The Gunners boss is unconvinced that he has a long-term future at the club, and there has been an interest from the Premier League clubs like Everton, West Ham United, Crystal Palace and also from his former club Southampton.

Walcott himself is understood to be considering his options with next summer’s World Cup in mind.

He scored two goals against BATE Borisov away last week to put himself back in contention. Despite that Wenger had him on the bench again in Sunday’s 2-0 home win against Brighton. He got just 19 minutes of action after replacing Alex Iwobi with the job done at The Emirates.

Walcott criticised team’s performance last season after they away lost 3-0 against Crystal Palace in April, but Wenger insists that has did not influence the selection and, when asked if Walcott will be used in the league, he said: “Yes. (But) the competition up front is hard.

“I have Sanchez. I have Walcott. I have shown Theo I have confidence in him for big games. I have a different schedule for the players who have played the full 90 minutes on Thursday. I will rotate my squad again on Sunday.”

Theo Walcott joined Arsenal in the January of 2006 from Southampton for £12m. He played in 388 games and scored 107 goals for the club. Walcott won the three FA Cups with the Gunners.