Theo Walcott is an exciting player, and despite being sidelined for nearly ten months he showed that he has the same drive and desire in him. After coming on as a substitute for Arsenal in the Burnley game, he troubled the opposition defence with his skill and pace and also hit a shot that could have gone in but for a good save from the rival keeper.
It is no wonder then, that several big clubs are keeping an eye on the player. Arsenal have lost key players in the past when they have been poached by bigger clubs, but Wenger has said that he has no intention of letting Walcott go.
In that context, Theo Walcott’s agent has claimed that signing the Arsenal winger represents an almost impossible task for reported suitors Fiorentina. The reputed Italian club were eager to bring in the player on a loan in the January transfer window.
Despite admitting that there is probable interest from the Serie A side, Walcott’s representative Colin Gordon says that they will be priced out of a move by the player’s £100k-a-week wages.
Theo is liked by a lot of teams and it’s likely there’s interest from Fiorentina.
I have a great relationship with that club, I respect and admire their leaders. I just don’t think there is an opportunity to see Walcott in Florence.
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I don’t think that Fiorentina have the money to get him. I think it’s an almost impossible deal for them and I was never contacted by them about Theo.
Walcott is back to full fitness and raring to go, and Wenger has given the green light to the England national side to use him as they see fit. He may also start for the Gunners against Swansea, and his performances will be crucial to any success the Gunners may enjoy this season. I personally look forward to his partnership with Alexis Sanchez, since that combination is potentially one that can give opposition defenders nightmares.