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Arsenal scupper West Ham striker deal, forward in talks with Wenger

Walcott

As another Arsenal season fades into memory without much to shout about, the bar-stool-experts in the Transfer Tavern are already plotting Arsene Wenger’s major overhaul for him over a few pints. 

How kind of them.

Major squad surgery is expected in North London as the Frenchman hunts for that elusive fourth Premier League title at long last.

While much of the talk naturally centres around big money arrivals, the fans propping up the bar tonight appeared equally as delighted at the prospect of a player leaving.

Forward Theo Walcott was linked with a move to West Ham earlier this month after failing to wholly convince for much of his decade at the Emirates.

Having missed out on a place in England’s Euro 2016 as a result of being dropped by the Gunners chief, speculation over his future is rife.

Now, according to the Daily Telegraph, the former Southampton prodigy is heading for showdown talks with Wenger in order to figure out his future.

While the 27-year old has frustrated the club, a lot of time and money has been invested in developing him as a forward over the past 10 years.

With Danny Welbeck facing a lengthy layoff, Arsenal are reportedly eager to keep a hold of him despite his first-team place being far from assured.

Though the Hammers, as well as Manchester City, are understood to retain an interest in the pacy England forward, he may find an exit hard to force.

Are Arsenal right to place so much faith in Walcott? 

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