Theo Walcott makes Everton switch from Arsenal

Theo Walcott
ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - JANUARY 13: Theo Walcott of Arsenal during a training session at London Colney on January 13, 2018 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Arsenal midfielder Theo Walcott has completed his move from Arsenal to Everton in a deal believed to be in the region of £20M.

Theo Walcott makes Everton switch from Arsenal

Walcott joins up with Sam Allardyce’s side, having passed a medical at Goodison Park.  The England international has spent 12 years in North London with Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal side.

In all competitions, Walcott has made 397 appearances for the Gunners, netting 108 goals.

The former Southampton player has struggled to find a regular starting berth this season under the Frenchman.  With his only full games coming in European competition, the 28-year-old was confined to the bench in the club’s Premier League games.

Allardyce spoke last week of the potential for Walcott to play in a myriad of positions.

“I see him playing anywhere across the front three — but I’m presuming if he’s not comfortable with that, then he will tell us and it won’t happen. That’s if we can get that far.

“I hope we can do it in the next week or two because I think we are still waiting for catch-up on  Yannick Bolasie and James McCarthy. They have both been out more than 12 months, so they aren’t quite as good as we know they can be — but they will get better.”

Walcott will almost certainly slot straight into the Everton starting line-up for Saturday afternoon’s home game against West Brom.

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