After Arsenal signed another striker this week in the shape of Alexandre Lacazette, the France international star from the French club Lyon, the questions have begun about where he will fit into the Arsenal team and who will be the current forwards in the squad most likely to miss out.
Of course we want Alexis Sanchez to stay and it seems there is real hope that he will. There have also been a lot of Arsenal transfer rumours linking our big centre forward Olivier Giroud with a move away, more recently with Everton but first off he was being linked with West Ham.
From what the Frenchman and his manager Arsene Wenger have been saying I don’s think that is likely and he only signed a new deal with us a few months ago, so I expect Giroud to stay and hopefully repeat his super sub heroics off the bench next season.
The player most likely to miss out in my mind is Theo Walcott as he has a lot of the same qualities as the new signing but has never quite shown them enough. Former Arsenal and West Ham defender Nigel Winterburn agrees and in an Evening Standard report he has said that he thinks a move across London could be just the thing for Theo.
He said, “The problem for Theo is that Arsenal switched the system at the end of last season and that system doesn’t suit him, not at Arsenal anyway.
“Theo will think that if Arsenal are trying to limit his game time, he’ll feel like ‘where do I fit in? Is it time for a new challenge?’ I think when players of that quality become available, it’s natural to say that they would say they are interested.
“West Ham playing with two up front including Carroll with Theo, I can see that working very well.
“Then you also have the option of playing him off the striker or playing right left, so you’re getting a fair bit for your money.
“The problem for Theo at Arsenal is where do they see him playing if they stick to a back three or back five?”
Should and will Arsenal sell Walcott to West Ham?