Theo Walcott is reportedly on the verge of signing for Everton for a fee of £20million as the Gunners eye up a replacement for the winger and Alexis Sanchez.
Walcott is the club’s longest serving player, having joined from Southampton 2006, and has scored 108 goals for the Gunners.
The 28-year-old still believes, however, that he can force his way into Gareth Southgate’s England plans for this summer’s World Cup and is therefore looking for regular first-team football.
A move to West Ham and a return to the Saints were said to be options but Toffees boss Sam Allardyce looks to have got his man, as Everton try and add a pacy option to their forward line.
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Goal claims that Walcott will have a medical on Tuesday afternoon and that he could be included in the Everton squad for Saturday’s clash with West Brom.
The report goes on to state that proceeds from the sale will go towards Arsenal’s efforts to land Bordeaux winger Malcom and West Brom central defender Jonny Evans.
Another player who could be Emirates bound is Manchester United midfielder Henrik Mkhitaryan, who is being tipped to be part of a player-plus-cash deal that will see Sanchez move to Old Trafford.
With Sanchez and Walcott seemingly on their way, Arsene Wenger is hoping that the additions of heading for the Mkhitaryan, Malcom and Borussia Dortmund star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will appease Arsenal fans.
Aubameyang has told the Bundesliga giants he wants out this month and the Gunners are now the firm favourites to land the prolific forward.