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Theo Walcott has ‘offered himself’ to AC Milan as he aims to leave Arsenal

Winger has spent majority of season on bench and knows he must play if he is to have any hope of making World Cup squad

THEO WALCOTT has offered himself to AC Milan, according to reports in Italy.

The winger has struggled to nail down a place in the Arsenal team this season and his World Cup hopes hang by a thread.

Theo Walcott is interested in moving to AC Milan on loan in January

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Theo Walcott is interested in moving to AC Milan on loan in January

Southampton and Everton are among the Premier League sides willing to take a punt on Walcott.

But Corriere dello Sport report he would be keen a loan move to Milan.


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One of the potential sticking points over a move to the San Siro would be his ineligibility to feature in Europe, having already played for the Gunners in the Europa League.

At 28, Walcott still feels he has a lot to offer — and new a start in Italy could provide him with that platform he has been seeking.

Theo Walcott has spent much of this season coming off bench for Arsenal

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Theo Walcott has spent much of this season coming off bench for Arsenal

Gennaro Gattuso speaks English, having spent time at Rangers

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Gennaro Gattuso speaks English, having spent time at Rangers

One of the issues which usually hamper English players who move abroad is learning the language.


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But Walcott would have an advantage in that regard at Milan as manager Gennaro Gattuso speaks English following a brief spell at Rangers early in his career.

Walcott joined Arsenal from Southampton at the age of 16 in 2006 and was regarded as one of the brightest prospects in English football.

However, he has failed to really develop into the player many hoped he would and is unlikely to have a future a starter at the Emirates.