With the summer sale of Robin van-Persie to their premier league arch-rivals, Manchester United for £24million, Arsenal fans may not swallow the news that Sir Alex Ferguson is considering another sensational raid on their club – this time for Theo Walcott.
The United boss is understood to be keen on contract rebel – Walcott, who could end up leaving the Londoners because of his contract log-jam.
With Van Persie’s switch provoking a fan backlash, there is every likelihood that losing Walcott to Old Trafford so soon after RVP would be hugely unpopular.
Walcott, 23, is set to be out of contract at the end of the season and has hit deadlock after Arsenal made him a “take it or leave it” £75,000-a-week offer to stay.
Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool are all keen, but United are the latest club to show interest with the Red Devil’s the likely destination as van Persie is reported to share a cordial relationship with the winger coupled with the fact that there was a strong understanding between the pair on the pitch.