Have Arsenal Found Walcott Replacement?

Have Arsenal Found Walcott Replacement?

According to Metro, Arsenal may have circled in on Juventus star Sebastian Giovinco as the ideal replacement for the injured Theo Walcott, and speculation suggests the Gunners could be working on a six-month loan deal for the Italian international.

Arsene Wenger will know the importance of results in January and February, as these two months will set up Arsenal’s title challenge as we progress through to the end of the season. Even though the side are currently top of the league, Walcott’s injury has left a gaping hole in the squad, and one which would have to be filled sooner rather than later. With the return of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Wenger will have some respite, but with the return of UEFA Champions League action soon, the squad depth will be tested each week. Also, an injury to another player in the starting eleven will surely hit the squad hard.

Giovinco joined Juventus as a youth player, and eventually won a professional contract with the Turin based club. The 26-year old was touted as a potential big star, but is yet to realize his true potential as a starter for the club. The attacking midfielder has gone out on loan moves as a way to revive his career, with spells at Empoli and Parma.

A move to Arsenal could do a world of good for Giovinco, who will hope for a chance to impress in the Italian national colors come June in Brazil. And Arsenal would also benefit from the move, with an attacking and talented player highly motivated to prove the critics wrong.

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