Reports: Walcott linked with Everton and Southampton


Theo Walcott’s future with Arsenal is very much in the air, not least because of his lack of playing time this season.

Despite featuring in the Europa League and Carabao Cup, the man who scored 19 goals last season has yet to start a game in the Premier League, and has played just over 45 minutes football in the league during the current campaign.

It seems clear that he’s been very much marginalised by Arsene Wenger, and even with Olivier Giroud out injured, he remained on the bench as the Gunners looked for goals against West Brom on Sunday.

The 29 year old, who has 18 months left on his current contract, has been linked strongly with a move back to his former club Southampton who are cash rich from the sale of Virgin van Dyke to Liverpool.

Sam Allardyce is also keen to boost his attacking options at Everton, but it seems more likely that a return to the south coast is on the cards.

Earlier today, Arsene Wenger spoke about his plans for January, suggesting he is on the lookout for new players, but that the contractual situations hanging over Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Jack Wilshere would play a part in any potential business.

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