Date: 25th June 2017 at 3:59pm
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Haven’t we been here before? Weekend reports claimed Theo Walcott’s future could be away from Arsenal and West Ham, again, were the side to save the forwards stuttering England career.

Admittedly, if Walcott isn’t able to secure himself a regular place in Arsene Wenger’s side next season his fading hopes of forcing his way back into Gareth Southgate’s England squad in time for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia will be virtually non-existent.

But Walcott, despite the occasional flash of brilliance, hasn’t shown enough on the international stage, granted, who has, to suggest he’s worthy of a place in the squad. That being said, on the flip side many a player flopped, and continue to do so, playing at senior level for the England team.

Walcott ‘harbours dreams of making the England squad for the World Cup next summer, and knows that will be an impossible dream if he is a regular substitute at Arsenal’, reports the Daily Mirror.

Further frustrated at Arsenal when losing his place to a change of formation under Wenger last season, Walcott was praised for the ‘immense restraint in not going public with his problem with the omission’ but could be tempted by the switch to the London Stadium, according to the Mirror. And West Ham are considering a £25m offer.

As much as Arsenal need arrivals, not departures, truth be told I’d probably accept such an offer if it came in as Walcott, 28, hasn’t really reached the potential expected of him during the majority of his time with the Gunners.

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