Arsene Wenger wants out of favor Theo Walcott to stay at the Emirates amid Everton speculations

Southampton also are speculated also to sign Theo Walcott.

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Arsene Wenger says he wants Theo Walcott to stay at Arsenal, despite the chances that he will leave in the January window.

 

Arsene Wenger spoke to the media and said that he wants him to stay, “yes”, he said when he was asked if he told Walcott as if he wants the England international to stay.

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Walcott in action for Arsenal

Wenger also added, “We still have a good relationship and I don’t want him to be frustrated or lose any opportunity to play in the World Cup, because Theo went to the World Cup in Germany in 2006 and we are now in 2018 and he’s not been since for different reasons. That of course is a sensitive subject.”

Also there has been news that Everton are preparing a bid for the Gunners star, as Sam Allardyce recently spoke highly of Walcott and stated that he wants to bring him at the Goodison Park.

The Toffees boss said that Walcott will bring pace and quality along with a goalscoring threat, and also will be a great addition to the squad.

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Everton boss Sam Allardyce wants Walcott

“He’s scored 100 goals for Arsenal from wide positions,” said Allardyce. “His pace is a key strength which we lack. To add goals would be very important for me. And he’s only 28.” He also says that Everton will only have an option to buy the winger on a permanent basis.

Theo joined Arsenal as a 16 year old from Southampton in 2006 and since has made 395 appearances for the Gunners and has scored 108 goals, and has won 3 FA Cups and 3 Community Shields with the North London side. But he has been mostly on the fringes this season as the 47 time England man has just been a peripheral character and hasn’t started a Premier League game so far.

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Wenger was asked about Everton’s approach and the Frenchman said, “I cannot tell you much more. Sam Allardyce has made that statement but Theo Walcott is here.”

 

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