Alas, these are unpredictable times in such a sensationalist footballing world. Transfers upon transfers; gossip upon gossip; rumours upon rumours; but hey, after all the incredible business done between clubs in recent years, should we really be surprised anymore?
Well, prepare for another unbelievable claim, as Arsenal striker Theo Walcott is reportedly on the radar of European champions Barcelona.
According to Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo, as per the Independent, Luis Enrique wants to add the 26-year-old Englishman to his roster once Barca's transfer embargo is lifted in January.
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The striker has proven a frustrating figure for Gunners fans since his arrival in 2006 following a string of injury woes and inconsistency.
However, prior to his latest injury setback, the winger-turned-striker was beginning to showcase his potential with some excellent goalscoring form, even challenging Olivier Giroud as the first choice striker at the Emirates.
Instated as the club's leading man and supported by the creative talents of Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and Santi Cazorla, Walcott was thriving in the lone striker role, scoring four goals in September, all of which decent finishes.
A suitable asset for the Catalans, then? Perhaps so, because after all, since Pedro's departure to Chelsea in the summer they have lacked width, especially given that Lionel Messi is still out due to injury.
Regular playing time would prove a doubt for the former Southampton winger, though, with even his talents far from a match for the mesmerising MSN - Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar.
Yet you couldn't argue Walcott's pace and new found confidence going forward could be a decent asset for Barca, even with their already glittering attack force.
Of course, such a transfer is unlikely, though stranger deals have happened and who are we to cast them aside? Arsenal fans, however, will pray nothing comes from what appears a nonsense rumour.
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