Arsenal attacker Theo Walcott is reportedly the subject of interest from Everton with Sam Allardyce looking to bolster the club’s attack front further in the New Year.
The England international has managed just eight starts across all competitions this campaign, and none of those have come in the Premier League, where he has been restricted to just 47 minutes.
According to The Mirror, the 28-year-old could end his decade-long association with the Gunners in January with Allardyce eyeing a potential reunion with the former Southampton graduate.
Allardyce picked Walcott during his sole squad selection for the England national side, and he is prepared to offered the forward with an escape route to revive his flagging career.
Walcott has seen most of his playing time in the Cup competitions, but his performances have been inconsistent with Tuesday night’s League Cup quarter-final win over West Ham United showcasing the negative side of his game.
The Englishman received a clear-cut opportunity to score from a cross from Sead Kolasinac, but he fluffed his lines as his rushed header did not test the opposition goalkeeper.
Walcott is currently behind a long order of players including Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil, Alex Iwobi and Danny Welbeck for the attacking midfield role, and a move elsewhere remains key to pushing for a spot in Gareth Southgate’s World Cup squad.
Arsenal are presently in discussions over fresh contracts with a number of first-team players, but unfortunately, Walcott does not appear on the list which suggests that he could leave the Emirates between January and the start of next season.
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