Arsenal’s speedster Theo Walcott is continuing his return from a 10 month injury lay-off, hunting for match fitness. Now the Daily Express believe Serie A side Fiorentina will offer him a loan switch to try and recover, joining up with fellow England player Micah Richards.
Theo Walcott is 25-years-old and was a product of the famous Southampton youth academy as a teenager. He played 21 league matches for the Saints, scoring 4 goals and announcing himself as one of the hottest prospects in British football. This began a war for his signature that Arsenal won in January 2006 for an eventual £9.1m. Walcott would make his Gunners debut as a rapid 17-year-old for the 2006/07 season, playing 16 Premier League matches in his debut campaign.
Since then Walcott’s stats for Arsenal read 195 games, 45 goals in the Premier League, 282 games, 69 goals in all competitions. Unfortunately for Walcott it took him till 2014 to win his first trophy with the Londoners, securing the FA Cup in May versus Hull City and then the community shield in August against Manchester City.
Walcott has been missing since January and now reports in Italy suggest Fiorentina will look to swoop and take the winger to Italy to aide his recovery. Perhaps this would benefit Walcott who need to impress England manager Roy Hodgson by playing regular football, something Arsenal’s new superstar Alexis Sanchez may effect in the current team.
Do you think a loan switch to Serie A would be beneficial for Theo Walcott?