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He played 28 league matches and scored ten goals last season and the same amount of matches season before but only scored five. So I'd say he hasn't lived up to his reputation lately.

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Depends where he's played. If he's out wide he won't score as much than if he's in the centre.

 

I think he will score more here too and teams will not sit off us as much as they do arsenal.

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If we were an Olympic sprint team then I'd be happy to have him here. We're not though.

well, we need someone to occupy the physio table now we've got rid of the likes of Kone et al :P

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Like Pete, had a rethink. We cry out for pace and goals from others, he does offer that when fit.

 

Scored 19 last year? Good squad player at the very least. £30m is a tad too high still.

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Is £30m too high if £50m is ok for Gylfi?

Walcott has had a hell of alot of injuries over his career. but to be fair to him Arsenal as a club have a shocking fitness record overall. The Gylfi price is just ridiculous and personally i wish we would just walk away from it, but Koeman seems determined to get him.

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No way. Walcott isn't going to move us forward. He isn't very good, but he is a good finisher and I'm not sure he is as quick as he was either. He doesn't contribute anything to the team when he doesn't score.

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I've always been scared by Walcott when we've played against him. I do think there's a good player in there still when healthy, but I think he's struggled for form the last couple seasons because of injury and better options for Arsenal.

 

Anyone who puts up the numbers he did in 2012-13 obviously has some quality (21 goals, 14 assists in 43 matches), and he isn't too old yet, but I agree that 30m is far too much at his age and with his form of recent years.

 

If we could get him for 15-20, I'd take him in a heartbeat.

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I Think he would be really useful for us. A front three of Gylfi, Cenk and Walcott could be very interesting. 
I think so too. He's better than any winger we currently have on the books.

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40 minutes ago, StevO said:

Give some info on your opinion Mark. 

He’s injured too much for my liking.  Plus I think 20m is too much for what he offers.  Wants to be a CF but he’s not big enough and in a Sam side he wouldn’t work there.  On the wings I just think he offers pace but he’s not a great crosser so again not a good fit for sam.  Good link up play but that’s not how we are playing (through the middle).  Lastly he’s overhyped because he’s english (see wilshere, Welbeck, Hart, etc). 

 

With sanchez and ozil and Ramsey and cazorla he looks great, we don’t have that creativity though.  So I think he benefits from great players around him making him look better than he is.

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Good news, just what we need. A creative player that can also finish.

We lack pace in this team. And we play a defensive game, so having a pact player that break away and either create or finish is just what we need.

I live the way we are signing young players, but we also need a few solid seniors who are PL proven, and Walcott fits that profile.

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7 hours ago, markjazzbassist said:

He’s injured too much for my liking.  Plus I think 20m is too much for what he offers.  Wants to be a CF but he’s not big enough and in a Sam side he wouldn’t work there.  On the wings I just think he offers pace but he’s not a great crosser so again not a good fit for sam.  Good link up play but that’s not how we are playing (through the middle).  Lastly he’s overhyped because he’s english (see wilshere, Welbeck, Hart, etc). 

 

With sanchez and ozil and Ramsey and cazorla he looks great, we don’t have that creativity though.  So I think he benefits from great players around him making him look better than he is.

That’s the info I was looking for! I disagree, but fair enough mate. I get the injury thing, I don’t think he’s over rated because I don’t think he’s very highly rated anyway, not since being a teenager at least. 

I’ve always thought he could be great in a big man little man combo, not that I’d expect us to play two up front. 

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Taking out that I just think he's pretty crap, I still don't want him.

His only asset (as far as I'm concerned) is his pace, and at his age that's something that's going to drop off very soon. Meh. He's also a brainless fucking oaf, so he can run like the wind but his crosses are usually gone with the wind too.

We should be looking at younger, more hungry to prove themselves, players. Yes, players looking to use us as a stepping stone, if you like. Players are welcome to do that because, while we'll lose some of them along the way to "bigger" clubs, but we'll also improve meaning we can hold on to more of them.

Walcott isn'tt hungry, he's already fat enough (not literally).

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1 hour ago, Romey 1878 said:

Taking out that I just think he's pretty crap, I still don't want him.

His only asset (as far as I'm concerned) is his pace, and at his age that's something that's going to drop off very soon. Meh. He's also a brainless fucking oaf, so he can run like the wind but his crosses are usually gone with the wind too.

We should be looking at younger, more hungry to prove themselves, players. Yes, players looking to use us as a stepping stone, if you like. Players are welcome to do that because, while we'll lose some of them along the way to "bigger" clubs, but we'll also improve meaning we can hold on to more of them.

Walcott isn'ttt hungry, he's already fat enough (not literally).

He might see it as a chance to stake a claim at the World Cup. 

Walcott on his day is a very good player, a big upgrade on Lennon in the attacking sense. £20m nowadays is still a little on the high side for a sicknote who's not played regularly for a while (I think?), but I'd still be happy to get have him here

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10 hours ago, Romey 1878 said:

Taking out that I just think he's pretty crap, I still don't want him.

His only asset (as far as I'm concerned) is his pace, and at his age that's something that's going to drop off very soon. Meh. He's also a brainless fucking oaf, so he can run like the wind but his crosses are usually gone with the wind too.

We should be looking at younger, more hungry to prove themselves, players. Yes, players looking to use us as a stepping stone, if you like. Players are welcome to do that because, while we'll lose some of them along the way to "bigger" clubs, but we'll also improve meaning we can hold on to more of them.

Walcott isn'ttt hungry, he's already fat enough (not literally).

Exactly this. I have never seen Walcott be creative. He is simply Aaron Lennon with better finishing but worse defensively. Vlasic is already a better player.

Spending  £20mil on him is way way too much as well. If he was cheap and worth a long shot I'd get it but that' a crazy price. 

If he was really hungry to play he would go to somewhere like Soton where he will start every week. If he comes to us he is balancing pay with potential playing time.

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Yeah I'm not a fan either and I actually don't think he's that great of a finisher. Perhaps it's match fitness but recently I've seen him miss some great chances and make poor choices in front of goal.

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Walcott annoys the shit out of me.  He's one of the first 'post modern' players.

By that I mean he's one of first of those players who are fast, strong, technically superb, but have virtually no football brain; no real idea when or where to dribble, when to cross, no instinct on how to hurt the opposition, no instinct, no obvious passion for the game.  He'd be better off fannying around at Leicester Square doing free football skills to tourists.

I don't want him here.

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He can offer the pace and width we need but is he already washed up and he gets knocked off the ball easily, a couple of years ago maybe but not now.

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Seen 30m quoted on the BBC. No fucking thank you. Don't want another top four reject, he's not a CF and winger is not a position we should be prioritising atm. We already have Bolasie and Lennon, and I'd rather give Vlasic and Lookman a good go than waste another huge sum of money on a player who has flattered to deceive his whole career

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45 minutes ago, nogs said:

Seen 30m quoted on the BBC. No fucking thank you. Don't want another top four reject, he's not a CF and winger is not a position we should be prioritising atm. We already have Bolasie and Lennon, and I'd rather give Vlasic and Lookman a good go than waste another huge sum of money on a player who has flattered to deceive his whole career

Saw that too. Half of that will be fine, but even £20m was pushing it

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