Theo Walcott’s transformation from winger to striker has received much attention lately, and it also appears to have turned the head of Spanish club Barcelona, as reported by The Mirror.
The Catalan club are looking for a replacement for the injured Rafinha, who will miss the rest of the season through injury. This means Walcott is now a January transfer target.
This season he has shared attacking duties with Olivier Giroud and Wenger’s faith has been repaid. Arsenal will be very reluctant to sell a prized asset in a season that has seen them become genuine title contenders.
The Gunners may slap a high price on Walcott in the hope it keeps Barça at bay, but the next transfer window will see the transfer ban lifted from the Spanish giants.
They may see a high profile, big money signing, as a perfect way to celebrate and make a statement of intent.