By Alan Duffy
Charlie Wyett in The Sun today has come up with what would be a gem of a transfer story, if true of course. According to the shaggy-haired journo, the fleet-footed Walcott is a target for none other than Arsenal’s metropolitan rivals Chelsea.
According to the story, the inconsistent Arsenal man is valued at around £10million at the moment, with only a year remaining on his current contract with the Gunner.
In (arguably) putting two and two together and getting five, the story links in Walcott’s situation at Arsenal with that of fellow England attacker, Daniel Sturridge, who is reported to be a target from Arsene Wenger. The Chelsea striker is apparently rather unsettled at Stamford Bridge and would definitely add to the rather impotent (minus RVP) Arsenal squad.
With Chelsea prepared to pay mega-wages in comparison to Arsenal’s penny-pinching ethos, Walcott may well fancy a few more quid in his pocket so he can get a few more tattoos. But is this move really a possibility? Or is The Sun just filling its pages with another bit of fiction? And if there is truth in the story, would Gooners/Chelsea fans be happy to lose Walcott but gain Sturridge and vice-versa?