With less than a month away from the January transfer window, attention is now turning to who David Moyes can bring in to help boost our bid for Premier League survival.
Despite a handful of improved performances since Moyes replaced Slaven Bilic in November there is still so much need to improve the playing squad in the New Year.
Attacking wise we appear to be at our strongest but there is a chance a couple of players will either be sold or loaned out in this area, not least the likes of Andy Carroll and Toni Martinez.
Additionally, there are rumours flying around about the chances of Andre Ayew being allowed to leave the club too, which means we’ll suddenly be short in attack.
So it’s no surprise to see that the bookies have us down as favourites to sign Theo Walcott from Arsenal when the January transfer window opens…
As you can see, West Ham are down as 7/2 favourites to sign Walcott with SkyBet and Betway, while BetVictor have us down to sign him at 5/1 to one ahead of Everton, Bournemouth and Crystal Palace.
Walcott appears to be out of favour at Arsenal this season and has only really been handed a chance in the Europa League. The England international wasn’t even named on the bench for Arsenal’s 1-1 draw with Southampton on Sunday, which suggests he could be allowed to leave the Emirates within the next six weeks.
The 28-year-old would be a good signing for us and he’d certainly add some additional attacking threat if Ayew, Carroll and Martinez are indeed shipped out next month.
The big question would be how much he’d cost, unless the club can negotiate a loan deal with a view to buy him permanently in the summer.
Since signing for Arsenal as a 16-year-old in January 2006, Walcott has scored 65 goals in 267 Premier League appearances. He is valued at £18m by transfermarkt.com.