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Emirates Stadium wide-man linked with Russian move.
Spartak Moscow ‘plan winter raid for Arsenal’s Theo Walcott’
Spartak Moscow are reportedly planning to test Arsenal’s resolve to hang on to Theo Walcott by making a bid for him in the winter transfer window.
The England winger is in the final year of his Gunners contract and has turned down the terms on offer to extend his stay at the Emirates Stadium.
A number of Premier League and Serie A clubs are monitoring the situation in the hope he will be available for nothing next summer.
Spartak Moscow’s Spanish manager Unai Emery is apparently also keeping a close eye on developments.
Having entered the final year of his Arsenal contract it would certainly seem that Theo Walcott’s Arsenal career hangs in the balance and the fact that the England man has started just one of the Gunners three Premier League matches could go some way to showing Arsene Wenger’s willingness to consider selling the 23 year old prior to next summer, when he
could leave the North London club on a free transfer.
Walcott has consistently failed to live up to his potential and the emergence of youngster Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain may well be the impetus the Arsenal boss needs to consider offers for Walcott.
A move to Russia however may be a little less likely and as this source points out, Walcott has a number of Premier League suitors and a move that will see the winger stay in the English top tier is far more likely than a move to the Russian Premier League.
One wonders how much Arsenal could garner from the sale of the speedy wide-man given in January he will have around six months to run on his contract.
Walcott has made 222 appearances for Arsenal since his move from the South Coast, scoring 42 goals in the process.
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