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Arsene Wenger remarks that he needs fringe star at the Emirates Stadium

Arsene Wenger has insisted that Theo Walcott does have a future at Arsenal amidst speculation linking him away from the club.

Theo Walcott has struggled to earn game time in the current campaign of the English premier league with finding his appearance constricted for Europa league and Carabao cup venues. He only made up in the starting eleven four times in the European trips, scoring two and registering an assist. Things are not so well in the league though where he occurred from the bench merely three times only to cover up the rest.

Playing in supposedly less concerning games and fluctuations occurring of major contributing role, Walcott may be tempted by the clubs lurking for him to get him in the January transfer window. As stated by the Daily Mail, Sam Allardyce is very interested in bringing Theo Walcott to Everton as the former England head coach feels that the Englishman may fit perfectly into his system at Goodison Park.

Also, Southampton wants a more experienced player in the squad. and the 29-year-old can, therefore, accept any of these destinations and continue the flow of his career. But Wenger is annoyed of any links that is tormenting this out of favor player in the Gunner’s dressing room. The long-serving boss made it sure that the club has no intention to part ways with the player who has a great sense of composer in him.

During his pre-match press conference before the last group stage game against Bate Borisov in the Europa league, Arsene Wenger said “Yes he has a future. He works very hard. He was sick a few years ago and after I didn’t changed the squad. But overall in training he looks good and very sharp.”

Although, in the current situation, the English international will have to work really hard to squeeze himself up the pecking order, as Arsenal seems well settled with their trio of Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez, and Alexander Lacazette. Hopefully, Wenger would not change his system that has worked well for the Gunners, in the hopes of finishing in the top four.

Author’s take

Walcott has always been a formidable character in the upfront of the Gunners and if he wants to prevail with his winning mentality he may knock on a club to set a new story of his footballing career. Arsenal has spent money to bolster the forward line so if he doesn’t have a chance now, then he must leave the Emirates.

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