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Arsenal preparing to sell Theo Walcott in January as Arsene Wenger looks to offload high-earning flops

The England winger has become a bit-part player for the Gunners in recent years, and is not part of any first-team plans

Arsenal are preparing to sell Theo Walcott in January – as Arsene Wenger looks to offload some of his flops.

The England winger has become a bit-part player for the Gunners in recent years, and is not part of any first-team plans.

Theo Walcott is considering his Arsenal future and he could be sold in the January transfer window

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Theo Walcott is considering his Arsenal future and he could be sold in the January transfer window

Arsene Wenger is looking to offload some of his high-earners as he looks to rebuilt at Arsenal

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Arsene Wenger is looking to offload some of his high-earners as he looks to rebuilt at Arsenal

Wenger is willing to sell the 28-year-old during the next transfer window, as he looks to raise funds for a replacement.


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Walcott has attracted interest from a number of Premier League clubs, including West Ham and Everton.

He has 18-months left on his £110,000-a-week contract, and is one of the club’s highest earners, according to TeamTalk.

But the Gunners do not want another situation like Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, who are refusing to sign new deals.

The pair can leave on frees next summer, with Manchester United, City and PSG looking at snapping up the Chilean.

Jose Mourinho is also looking at trying to steal away Ozil on a free, with the lure of a huge signing on bonus.

Walcott has grown frustrated at the club, with his first-team opportunities limited this season]

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Walcott has grown frustrated at the club, with his first-team opportunities limited this season]

Walcott is understood to be considering his future, with the World Cup in Russia coming up next year.

He would rather leave now, and secure a spot with England, then sit on the Emirates bench for the remainder of the season.

The ex-Southampton ace has seen his place in the team limited during this campaign, with just 46 minutes of Premier League action to his name.

Walcott did score twice against BATE Borisoc in the Europa League last week, and has done well in that competition.