Finally, Walcott leaving Arsenal this January in surprise £20m deal

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Everton are the latest on the list of clubs that want to rescue Theo Walcott from his increasingly dire situation at Arsenal, with a £20 million bid being considered by the Toffees, according to Telegraph.

Theo Walcott’s situation at the Emirates has gotten to a new low, which was highlighted during the week by the fact that Walcott was left on the bench during the Carabao Cup semi-final clash with Chelsea, while Alex Iwobi –who is supposed to be punished after he was discovered to have gone clubbing the night before the FA Cup defeat to Nottighman Forest– played the full 90 minutes.

Everton just recently completed the signing of Cenk Tosun from Turkey and it is believed that Sam Allardyce wants to add pace to his attack, and has identified Theo Walcott as just the right man.

Walcott could use the move to try to force his way back into contention for a World Cup place, as well as revive a career that seems to have nosedived in recent years.

The winger who has scored 108 goals in his 12 years at the Emirates is now clearly surplus to requirement at the club, with the 28-year-old yet to start a league game this season.

The situation during the Carabao Cup raised criticism from some quarters, with Arsenal legend Ian Wright condemning Wenger’s decision to play Alex Iwobi ahead of Walcott. “In the current climate, for a young player to go out and do that with Arsenal going through what they’re going through now – experienced players wanting to leave, there’s no leadership – Arsene Wenger should have made a better stance on this. A stronger stance.

“Because Arsenal have got to find what we are losing at the moment. People laugh at us – they see it as a bit of a joke with what’s going on at the moment – players don’t want to be there. It just feels like we are losing control.

“What’s it saying to Theo? He’s got a youngster that’s gone out less than 48 hours before the game, still plays in that game, plays in this game and you can’t get a game in front of him. You’ve got to start thinking about your own future.

Southampton are also interested in bringing Theo back to the Saint Mary’s where he started his professional career, but will have to convince him to join their relegation scrap.

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