Everton Confirm Signing Of Arsenal’s Theo Walcott For A Reported £20m

By The Editor
on 18th January 2018

Theo Walcott leaves the club after over a decade in north London…


 

Everton have confirmed the signing of England forward Theo Walcott for a fee reportedly in the region of £20million to end his 11-year stay at Arsenal.

Walcott hasn’t featured much this season, with most of his appearances coming in the Europa League and the domestic cup competitions.

While his form has dipped slightly since the back-end of last campaign, Walcott has ultimately suffered from our shift of formation.

Arsene Wenger’s switch to a back three has isolated the 27-year-old, with he Walcott failing to find a comfortable position in this system.

He isn’t big enough to lead the line on his own and isn’t technical secure enough to occupy the two playmaker positions behind the striker.

These tactical points meant that his Arsenal days were numbered and it seemed ideal for all parties for this to take place.

Also, with a World Cup this summer, Walcott probably wanted a fighting chance to end his failure to go on the plane to the biggest tournament in the world for the past 12 years.

Given his lack of playing time this season, Wenger will probably feel a replacement isn’t necessary this January.

Having said that, we’re set to lose all three of our natural main wide-men in a matter of months, something which will hopefully be addressed next summer.

 

source: Everton


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