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ARSENAL are trying to fend off the latest attempt by a club to prise Theo Walcott away from the Emirates.
Talk of Walcott’s future has been doing the rounds in the last few weeks, and speculation intensified when he did not appear in The Gunners’ club calendar recently.
Walcott’s contract expires at the end of the season and he has had a host of offers come through for him from Premier League clubs, including Liverpool.
However, Juventus have thrown their hat into ring and are lining up a cheeky offer for the winger, who has transformed himself into a lethal striker for the north London outfit this season.
SOURCE: Daily Express
With the transfer window set to open in less than a month Arsenal can expect a fair few ‘cheeky offers’ for Theo Walcott and the Gunners may well feel compelled to seriously consider accepting one of these if the England man continues to move inexorably towards the summer without having signed a new contract.
The prudently run North London club will surely not consider losing the 23 year old at the end of the season on a free transfer and having spent months trying to get the attacker to put pen to paper on a new deal Arsene Wenger may well agree to moves by the board to cash in on the former Southampton man.
For much of the season Wenger has frozen Walcott out of his first team starting eleven, only changing his approach when the youngster his a rich vein of form. However in recent weeks the spark has somewhat left the Gunners star and as such may well be considered a player that Arsenal can afford to lose.
Walcott has scored ten goals this season but is still not being handed the orthodox striking role he reportedly wants, playin instead in the wide attacking role he has filled for his entire Arsenal career.
If Juventus did indeed follow up interest with a decent bid then Wenger may perceive a sale to the Serie A side preferable to once again selling a star performer to a Premier League rival, as was the case with Samir Nasri, Emmanuel Adebayor, Kolo Toure, Gael Clichy and Robin Van Persie.
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