Liverpool have to look at Arsenal star Walcott, he could leave, says SkySports pundit Charlie Nicholas

Theo Walcott

Charlie Nicholas is concerned about Arsenal hanging onto Theo Walcott this summer.

Former Arsenal star Charlie Nicholas is worried about the club being able to keep Theo Walcott this summer.

The England winger has failed to force his way into the side since returning from a knee injury, and has just one year remaining on his contract.

Right now there is seemingly no progress on a new deal agreed, and Nicholas believes rivals Liverpool are likely to be monitoring his situation.

He told SkySports: "I’m definitely concerned that if Theo doesn’t feel part of the team that he might want to leave.

“Liverpool must be looking at him given what’s happening with Raheem Sterling right now and he’s still at a great age to sign.

"I thought he should have started against Sunderland and he should definitely be given a chance to prove a point against West Brom."

Arsenal need only a point in their final game of the season to secure third place, and automatic entry to next year's Champions League, and manager Arsene Wenger told Arsenal.com he is likely to rotate his squad.

Walcott still harbours ambitions of playing in the FA Cup Final, having missed last year's game at Wembley through injury.

Being available but not being selected would be an even bigger blow to take than last season, and if a club like Liverpool make him an offer and tell him he can play a bigger role as Nicholas suggests, is it likely he would at least consider making a switch.

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