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Arsenal attacker could make shock move across London if Jamie Vardy arrives

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Arsenal attacker could make shock move across London if Jamie Vardy arrives

Theo Walcott could make a switch across London to West Ham United, should Arsenal secure the signature of Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy.

Arsenal could sanction the sale of Theo Walcott to London rivals West Ham United if Jamie Vardy becomes a Gunner.

A £25million switch from the Emirates to the Olympic Ground is being mooted for the 27-year-old, according to the Evening Standard.

The paper claims that the same agency facilitating Vardy's much talked about move are also involved in Walcott's potential departure.

The former England man made 28 Premier League appearances for Arsene Wenger's side this season.

13 of those were as a substitute, with many coming in the second half of the season as Walcott found himself on the periphery of the Frenchman's thoughts.

The capture of 24-goal Vardy, who is keeping the Gunners waiting as he ponders a move, would push Walcott further down Wenger's list.

Having failed to make even the 26-man provisional England squad picked by Roy Hodgson, the attacker finds himself well down the pecking order with both club and country.

At 27, Walcott should have several good years left ahead of him.

Five goals and two assists in the 2015/16 Premier League campaign show that the former Southampton man needs to produce more consistently, however.

Slaven Bilic will be looking to bolster his squad as the Hammers are likely to find themselves with a Europa League campaign this season, having made the third qualifying round of the competition after Manchester United won the FA Cup.