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Premier League club approach Arsenal over surprise January transfer move

Arsenal have reportedly received an enquiry from Everton over the potential transfer of Theo Walcott to replace Romelu Lukaku up front this January.

The Toffees have had a poor start to the season after losing their top scorer to Manchester United in the summer, and Walcott could go some way to boosting their threat up front.

The England international showed some fine form for Arsenal last season, but has for some reason lost his place in the side this term, making just nine appearances.

He has also not yet started a Premier League match, and the Daily Mail claim this has led to Everton asking Arsenal about the possibility of signing him.

It remains to be seen if Arsenal will grant Walcott an exit when there remain doubts over their other attacking players, with Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil heading towards the ends of their contracts.

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Theo Walcott is a transfer target for Everton after playing less for Arsenal this season

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The Independent claim that Manchester City plan to come back in for Sanchez this winter, while the Mirror have previously claimed Ozil is confident of sealing a move to Manchester United.

Walcott may not be first choice at Arsenal at the moment, but he could certainly be needed if those two stars were to walk out of the Emirates Stadium in the middle of the season, with top class replacements hard to come by at that stage of the campaign.

It also seems unclear as to why Walcott has lost his place given his improvement last season, and Arsenal fans would surely be surprised to see such a long-serving player shipped out so quickly after a relatively short dry spell.

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