According to reports in the English media this afternoon, Arsenal attacker Theo Walcott is keen on a temporary move away from the Emirates this month.
Walcott, a 28-year-old English international, has been at Arsenal since joining the club from the Saints in 2006.
He has gone on to make over 400 appearances for the Gunners, racking up more than 100 goals in the process.
However, the attacker has been in and out of Arsene Wenger’s starting lineup in North London for several seasons now, with injuries and the presence of more consistent stars having made life difficult for Walcott in the English capital.
He has managed just 5 appearances in the Premier League this term, all of which have come from the bench.
On the move?
As a result of his uncertain role with the club, Walcott was heavily linked with a departure from the Emirates during the summer.
The likes of Southampton, West Ham, Newcastle, Everton and even Italian giants Inter Milan and Juventus were touted as potential destinations for the 47-time capped English international, but, in the end, a move failed to materialise.
St. Mary’s bound?
However, the possibility remains that Walcott could move move on during the current transfer window, with Goal.com reporting this afternoon that the English attacker has informed Arsenal that he would like to be sent out on loan for the remainder of the season, in search of more regular football.
Walcott reportedly maintains slim hopes of forcing his way into the World Cup plans of Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate, and would consider re-joining former club Southampton, with the Saints known to be interested in his signature.