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Liverpool Line Up January Bid for Arsenal Winger Theo Walcott

Anfield side keen on Emirates Stadium wide-man.

Liverpool are reportedly planning to make a January offer for Arsenal winger Theo Walcott.

Brendan Rodgers has been promised funds to improve his squad when the transfer window re-opens after the Anfield side failed to bring in attacking reinforcements on deadline-day, much to the chagrin of the Liverpool boss.

Walcott has yet to put pen to paper on a new contract and now has less than a year to run on his current deal which means that he could well be set for an Emirates Stadium exit and Arsene Wenger may be forced to consider relatively low bids for the England international in January over the possibility of losing the attacker for nothing next summer.

Though the former Southampton man started Arsenal’s opener against Sunderland he then found himself coming on as a sub away at Stoke City and was not employed at all as the Gunners picked up an impressive win away at Liverpool. This may suggest that Wenger is willing to consider life without the 23 year old in his first team picture.

The emergence of Alex Oxlade Chamberlain and the fact that Gervinho and Lukas Podolski to play in wide attacking roles may mean that Walcott has less of a role to play in the Arsenal first team and this could well explain the club’s unwillingness to meet the player’s reported wage demands.

Liverpool could well do with new attacking options and Walcott is a player who has been linked with a move to the Merseyside club throughout the summer and given that the likes of Jordan Henderson and Stewart Downing failed to make an impact in their respective flanks roles last term the addition of another winger would certainly be welcomed by the Northern Irish boss.

Though Rodgers did bring in Moroccan winger Oussama Assaidi from Heerenveen it’s doubtful that the 24 year old would be considered a regular first team option, certainly not from the outset.

Walcott may well have to consider alternatives and Wenger may well be ready to offload the Arsenal winger, who after six seasons as a Gunners regular is still to fulfill his obvious potential.


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