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Well respected Arsenal blog Arsenal Insider reports today that Gunners winger Theo Walcott was all set to complete a deal to sign for Liverpool but that said deal was then scrapped when Kenny Dalglish was axed by the Anfield side.
The 23 year old England international is a player of obvious ability but more often than not he has failed to deliver and his performances can on the whole drive Arsenal fans crazy, such is the former Southampton man’s ability to consistently make the wrong decision in the final third, be that resulting in a misplaced pass, a woeful cross or a shot delivered at three mph.
Liverpool could well have been in need of a winger and Kenny Dalglish will have been painfully aware of the shortcomings of first team starters Stewart Downing and Jordan Henderson, who both looked inept last term on the left and right flanks respectively.
Walcott now has a year to run on his current Arsenal contract and some reports suggest that the youngster wants a significant pay rise, a rise that Arsene Wenger is reticent to reward the player’s sub-standard performances with.
Given that Arsenal have the likes of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Japanese international Ryo Miyaichi to call upon, perhaps now is the right time to consider offers for Walcott and perhaps Brendan Rodgers will think likewise and re-ignite this potential interest.