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3 destinations for Theo Walcott as Arsenal career exit nears

It’s the final whistle for the striker

Theo Walcott was hyped as Arsenal’s next big thing for so many years, but now the forward is heading towards the Emirates exit.

Now 28-years-old, Walcott has never hit the heights expected of him since joining the Gunners from Southampton more than a decade ago.

And having played just 46 minutes of Premier League football this season, it’s clear that the time has come for the Englishman to move on.

Plus, with a World Cup on the horizon, Walcott knows he has no shot at making Gareth Southgate’s England team unless he finds first-team football.

So, with a January switch looming, the Coral News Team profiles Walcott’s most likely destinations…

Everton

The Toffees were linked with both Walcott and Arsenal team-mate Olivier Giroud in the summer.

And after a woeful start to the season, Everton could well be back in the running next month.

Walcott would be a particularly useful asset for the Merseysiders with a major lack of pace running throughout the current Blues squad.

West Ham

Like Everton, West Ham are another team in crisis. But the Hammers would also ensure Walcott became a focal point of the team.

The Irons are likely to hand new boss David Moyes some cash this January, meaning Walcott may be a prime target.

What’s more, the striker wouldn’t need to leave the capital either.

Southampton

Could Theo return home? Southampton may not have the clout or kudos of the other two sides in this list, but over the last few years they’ve been the most stable Premier League outfit.

They have good strikers in Charlie Austin, Shane Long and Manolo Gabbiadini, but too often their forward play is slow and predictable.

Bring Theo home though and all that would change in an instant.

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