Arsenal attacker Theo Walcott is more determined than ever to prove that he is among the world’s best as he faces increased competition for a place in the Gunners’ line-up next season.
Arsenal is closing in on the signing of AS Monaco winger Thomas Lemar as it has been revealed that both the player’s club and the Gunners have reached an agreement for an initial £35 million that could rise to £45 million based on performance related add-ons.
Walcott who has been with the Gunners for the past 11 years has told close friends and families that he is going nowhere despite reports linking him with moves away. Walcott has fallen out of the reckoning with the England national team and has a lot of hard work to do if he is to get back into contention for a place in the World Cup next year.
Lemar is expected to become Arsene Wenger’s first choice winger, and their record signing Alexandre Lacazette would undoubtedly be preferred up front, this means that Walcott might become a squad player being used as an impact substitute.