Report: West Ham plot move for Arsenal forward Theo Walcott

West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic

West Ham United are considering targeting Arsenal forward Theo Walcott this summer as a report claims he is frustrated at the Emirates.

Arsenal's Theo WalcottArsenal's Theo Walcott

A report in the Daily Mirror has suggested that West Ham are considering making a move for Arsenal forward Theo Walcott this summer, with the 28-year-old reportedly frustrated about his first-team prospects with the Gunners.

Walcott featured much less prominently once Arsene Wenger switched to a 3-5-2 system during the latter stages of last season, and the Mirror reports that he could now seek a fresh challenge as he looks to get back into the England squad for next summer's World Cup.

And it appears that the Hammers could be the ones to offer him that chance, with the Mirror reporting that he has been identified as a £25 million target for Slaven Bilic's men.

He is not the only Gunners forward being talking about as a potential big-money West Ham target this summer, with Goal recently stating that Olivier Giroud is also on the Irons' radar, and they were prepared to offer him a contract worth £100,000 a week.

Arsenal's Theo Walcott applauds fans after the game

Although Giroud has been the slightly more prolific scorer over the course of their Premier League careers, it may not be a surprise if Hammers fans are more excited about the prospect of signing Walcott.

The former Southampton man is a couple of years younger than the Frenchman, and has rarely been given a chance to thrive as a central striker, so perhaps there may be more to come from him if given a chance - especially if he is using earning a place in the England squad as motivation to succeed should he move to the London Stadium.

West Ham United manager Slaven BilicWest Ham United manager Slaven Bilic

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