Arsenal ready to sanction deal for 107-goal forward

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will reportedly permit the sale of Theo Walcott when the transfer window reopens in the New Year. The England international has been sparingly used by the Frenchman this term with most of his playing time coming in the Cup games.

According to The Sun, the attacker could end his 11-year association with the north London side in the New Year with Wenger looking to recoup funds to bring in suitable replacements for Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil in the next seven months.

As per the report, both West Ham United and Southampton are interested in a winter approach for the versatile forward, who has yet to make a Premier League start for the Gunners this campaign.

Walcott has not started a league outing for the Gunners since the switch to the 3-4-2-1 formation, and his future more or less looks away from the Emirates with his England World Cup hopes fading away with each game.

The former Saints graduate, who has scored 107 goals for Arsenal to date, has not featured for the Three Lions in the calendar year with Gareth Southgate stating that England have better options in place for the wide positions.

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