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Martin Keown thinks Arsenal will sell Theo Walcott if he asks to move on

Theo Walcott

The winger is struggling for first-team football at the moment and has recently been linked with Liverpool.

Arsenal legend Martin Keown has been speaking today about the current position of Arsenal winger Theo Walcott. In his Tackle Keown column for the Daily Mail he wrote earlier today how he is certain Walcott's future remains with The Gunners:

"What’s difficult for him is Arsenal have been on such a good run of form and he is only just coming back to fitness. But Arsenal is the right club for Theo. He has been there 10 years now and they could be on the verge of a successful period.

"But the issue for him is the Arsenal midfield has a good balance at the moment. Who is he going to unseat?

"Walcott needs to look Wenger in the eye and discuss the future. They need to look at how to move forward and Theo needs to make his case, because he wants to play. He is a fantastic talent but consistency has eluded him. Injuries haven’t helped but if he is not being picked he may feel the need to move on.

"I’m sure Arsene Wenger will want to keep him and Arsenal is a club where he can prosper. But if he can’t promise Walcott first-team football, will he stay? If he does decide to move on, Wenger won’t stand in his way."

Walcott spent 10 months on the sidelines with a knee injury in 2014, then suffering a relapse of the issue. In one year he played just two games for the club and he has been struggling to get back into the first-team since he made his final comeback at the start of the year.

Arsenal have been in good form recently and Walcott is struggling to get back into the first-team - playing just twice in April.

Arsenal have been playing well without his services which certainly makes his position at the club somewhat doubtful.

He has been linked with Liverpool in the past, as recently as this week Metro reported that Liverpool were ready to make a move for the player in the summer.

Walcott has a real challenge getting ahead of several players in the Arsenal first-team. The likes of Alexis Sanchez, Danny Welbeck, Mesut Ozil and Danny Welbeck are all featuring ahead of him in several areas of the pitch.

Keown however believes he should stay, which is the likely course of action Walcott will take. He loves it at the club and will be hoping to force his way back into the new team when fully fit at the start of next season.

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