Theo Walcott not keen on permanent Arsenal exit
England international Theo Walcott has expressed his desire to leave Arsenal in January, but not on a permanent deal. The 28-year-old has fallen out-of-favour with the Gunners this term, and has accumulated less than 50 minutes of top-flight football.
According to Football.London, Walcott is keen to depart the north London club in the New Year, but he would rather prefer a temporary move, which could rekindle his World Cup prospects.
Everton, West Ham United and Southampton have all been credited with an interest in the experienced campaigner, but a loan move looks the best option owing to his hefty wages of £110,000-a-week.
The Gunners currently value at around £20m, and it is suggested that Walcott is keen to ply his trade for a top-six club, if he does decide to leave the Emirates for good in the summer.
Walcott is likely to make the substitutes' bench when the north London side face-off against West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League's final fixture of 2017.