The Theo Walcott saga has been rumbling along for a while now, but the January transfer window is fast approaching, which will hopefully give us all a conclusion. Arsenal has generally suggested that the player won’t be leaving in January.
However, it is often said that actions speak louder than words, and Arsene Wenger is not showing signs that he sees the player as a crucial member of his squad anymore. Walcott has been used as a bit-part player this season, and given his contract dispute, a move away from the club looks likely.
There is also a debate about where in the team he should be used. The player himself sees himself as a striker, but Wenger more often uses him as a winger, and usually from the bench. There is likely to be interest in the transfer window, so Arsenal will almost certainly sell to the highest bidder.
Therefore, December seems to be a good time to consider which players could be acquired to replace the England player. I think that given his versatility to play on the wing and as a striker, the list should include players that can be used in both of those positions. Also, the presence of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Santi Cazorla means that a direct winger replacement may not be essential.
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