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Theo Walcott feels Aaron Ramsey would fancy Arsenal return

Former Arsenal star Theo Walcott has said that Aaron Ramsey could fancy a return to the club next year.

The Welshman spent 11 seasons with the Gunners between 2008 and 2019 before joining Juventus on a free transfer.

He has since struggled for regular playing time amid injuries, form and fierce competition for places.

There has been speculation that he could leave the Bianconeri, and Walcott feels the playmaker would fancy a reunion with the Gunners.

He told TalkSPORT: “It would be lovely, it would be fantastic for him to come back to the Premier League.”

“I feel like he would want to, and part of me thinks he would love to come back to Arsenal, something about that would tick a box.

“He’s at Juventus, he played very well for Wales last night which is really good to see, obviously a lot of people have been on his back in Italy.

“He’s a leader, a workhorse. He’s still playing for his country, he’s got so many caps, yeah it would be great for him.

“We want these players back in the Premier League. [Cristiano] Ronaldo is back too.”

Our view:

Ramsey had a superb career with Arsenal, bagging 65 goals and 65 assists from 371 appearances.

His reputation grew among the club’s faithful with his two FA Cup winning goals. He continues to remain adored by some fans even after his move to Turin.

Despite this, a reunion appears far fetched, considering the Gunners have recently changed their transfer policy with the purchase of young players with experience.

The 30-year-old would be a quality presence with his creativity from midfield, but he is on high wages of £113,000-a-week after tax, and continues to pick up niggles.

With the current set-up of the team, he may hardly break into the starting line-up. Even if he does, he could struggle to stay unscathed over an extended run of games.

A deal does not seem worthwhile, but the Gunners’ hierarchy could spring up a surprise by re-signing him.

Stats from Transfermarkt.com

Read: Arsenal very interested in signing Renato Sanches in January.

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