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Theo Walcott has been a peripheral figure at Arsenal for a long time now. It is obvious that he is no Thierry Henry or any of those greats that many expected him to be.

Is it not time for the player to exit the Emirates? There are reported interests from some Premier League sides; shouldn’t the player be more interested at being a big fish in a small pond than remaining redundant at Arsenal a decade later?

SlavenBilic is reportedly interested in Walcott. After West Ham United’ slump last season, the manager is hoping to make amends. He was lucky not to be fired after the club flirted with the relegation zone despite the huge spending last season. Moving to the London stadium is no excuse for the way the club met new low in recent times.

The Hammers were ridiculed by the top teams last season many times. Except when they ruined Spurs’ chances at keeping pressure on Chelsea and the game where they defeated the Blues themselves in the League Cup, West Ham cannot point to many memorable moments against the top sides.

West Ham were expected to outperform West Brom and possible topple Everton in the league. Bilic has just one more year on his deal and no extension talk would happen if things don’t change. The coach has started with acquiring the services of experienced hand in Pablo Zabaleta from City. There are reports that KelechiIheanacho could join, either permanently or on loan.

With Arsene Wenger looking at revamping the Gunner squad, two players that have doubts are Walcott and Lucas Perez. Walcott could use his pace – the major good thing he has left – on the wings at West Ham. He should use the opportunity to impress and make a case for his inclusion in the national team for England if they make the World Cup rather than crying everything he is ignored.