Arsenal to battle Chelsea for shock Euro 2016 hero as Walcott replacement

Arsenal are considering a move for Croatia star Ivan Perisic this summer as a potential replacement for Theo Walcott, according to talkSPORT (who cite reports emanating from Italy.)

The 27-year old Inter Milan forward has been mightily impressive for his nation in France this summer, despite their second round exit at the hands of Portugal last night.

He notched the vital winner over Spain earlier this week and has previously been linked with a move to Chelsea.

With doubts over Walcott’s long-term future in North London, Arsene Wenger is believed to retain an interest in the former Wolsburg man.

Like the Gunners ace, Perisic is able to be deployed in wide areas, providing pace and a palpable goal threat in equal measure.

Walcott, meanwhile, has been linked with moves to both West Ham United and Liverpool this summer after failing to wholly convince across his decade at the Emirates Stadium.

Article title: Arsenal to battle Chelsea for shock Euro 2016 hero as Walcott replacement

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