Arsenal ready to offer Theo Walcott as part of bid for £45m Liverpool starPublished May 10, 2016
Arsene Wenger is ready to push on with efforts to land Liverpool forward Daniel Sturridge and by all accounts the Arsenal manager is willing to offer Gunners attacker Theo Walcott.
Wenger is looking to strengthen his central striking options having seen Olivier Giroud suffer a massive dry spell during the current campaign, the Frenchman going 15 Premier League games without a goal before netting in Arsenal’s 2-2 draw away at Manchester City last weekend.
Sturridge has suffered with repeated injuries in recent campaigns but when fully fit the England man is one of the most feared finishers in the English top tier, and likely to figure in Roy Hodgson’s Euro 2016 squad.
The former Chelsea and Man City ace has started just ten Premier League fixtures this term but has still weighed in with eight goals.
Sturridge may well be tempted by a move to North London, especially if Liverpool fail to defeat Sevilla in the Europa League final, a fixture that could earn Jurgen Klopp a Champions League berth for 2016/17.
£45m rated Sturridge is a proven Premier League star and a player Wenger may feel could ably lead a side jam packed with creative talents who can provide the ammunition for the 26-year-old to put away.
Arsenal fans have grown ever frustrated with Theo Walcott in recent months and Wenger may feel that after a decade at the club the England international has run out of chances to deliver on his very obvious ability.
Walcott himself may be open to a fresh start and has regularly been linked with a move to Merseyside and could be a player that interests Klopp, who is well known for playing fast and direct football.