Theo Walcott

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Theo Walcott to stay at Arsenal

It is believed that Theo Walcott will be staying ahead of the new season despite rumors that he might be leaving during the summer.

Indeed, the England forward has decided to stay with the Gunners and to fight for his place in Arsenal attack.

However, it is believed that Arsene Wenger has told the player that he should forget the idea of playing as the central striker and instead opt for a place on the wide. Theo Walcott has always insisted that he needs to play in the central role, but he has yet to establish himself as an important player in the role.

Each time he has been played in this position, Theo Walcott has always struggled and has failed to make a name for himself. Despite the fact that Olivier Giroud is criticized for his lack of goals he seems a better central striker than Theo Walcott with his link-up play with the midfield.

It is believed that Arsene Wenger has informed Theo Walcott that he still has a part to play at Arsenal, but he will need to accept a role on the wide. Indeed, the French manager had demonstrated his intention of signing a central striker when he made the bid for Jamie Vardy. Unfortunately for Arsenal, the Leicester City’s striker rejected the bid, and Arsene Wenger may have to look for an alternative.

There was news that Liverpool might be making a bid for Theo Walcott during the summer but so far there is no concrete offer. Indeed, Jurgen Klopp is believed to be looking for offensive players to boost his attacking options and might have opted to sign the unsettled Arsenal forward. However with Vardy not coming, it is hard to see Wenger selling Walcott to Liverpool with no replacement in sight.