Everton line up big-money move for Arsenal winger

Ruben Hill
July 18, 2017

Losing at Palace was a turning point in the Gunners' season and they lost only once in the rest of the campaign - with Walcott's words clearly hitting a nerve.

Walcott drew some criticism for being too outspoken in the media, but he says that he will keep speaking his mind.

"I was the captain for the day - no-one else was going to come out and I felt like I had to say something", Walcott reflected. The team went on to do considerably quite well after all those games.

He added: "There was a reaction and that's what we wanted".

I understand why the boss was unhappy with the Palace game comments but I think he has had to accept the truth and learn from it as well, so will we see a different Arsenal this season? The England worldwide scored an impressive 19 goals across all competitions in 2016/17, despite not necessarily being first choice for Arsene Wenger and the Gunners.

The 28-year-old has never really kicked on and fully delivered on his quality, as he's only managed one season scoring 20 goals or more since joining Arsenal in 2005.

'I was disappointed with the way it ended.

"If I turned the season on its head, scored the goals that I did, played the games, I would have taken that because I got 19, considering the season before", Walcott said.

Such is Walcott's longevity he is by some distance the club's longest serving player and has won four major pieces of silverware which includes three FA Cups including winning the competition back-to-back in 2014 and 2015.

Everton have been the most-active Premier League club in the transfer market since the season finished in May, bringing in no fewer than six new players for an outlay of over £100 million.

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