When yesterday news broke that Arsenal chief negotiator Dick Law was in Germany, many guessed it was for Henrikh Mkhitaryan then later in the night, Kicker, a German media outlet reported that Dortmund are now open to selling the player who favours a move to Arsenal. This was a week after Dortmund reportedly claim they will not sell Mkhitaryan even if he doesn’t sign a new contract.
And in what could lead one to believe the Armenian is on his way to Arsenal, London evening Standard are now reporting Arsenal and West Ham are in talks for Theo Walcott. The hammers according to the paper are ready to make a bid of £25million for the player to get the deal done.
Theo Walcott had a poor season for Arsenal last season and has been rumoured to be on his way out of the club this summer and with Mkhitaryan reportedly coming in, Walcott’s place in Arsenal’s first eleven and even on the bench ( considering the emergence of Alex Iwobi ) is no longer assured.
Although Wenger has said Walcott will not be sold, it is unlikely that Arsenal will keep a player who reportedly earns £140,000 a week in the team when he is not a first team player.