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 By Tom Adams

Theo Walcott had his moments but never had a chance to live up to the hype at Arsenal

Arsenal's Arsene Wenger paid an emotional tribute to Theo Walcott after his Everton switch.
With Theo Walcott looking set to join Everton, the FC crew examine whether a change of scenery can help the out-of-favour Arsenal forward reach new heights.

Theo Walcott was doomed from the start. It seems a strange thing to say about a player who has just left Arsenal after a 12-year career which saw him score over 100 goals, but the conclusion is inescapable. Burdened with expectations which should never have been placed on a game but average player, he was always going to disappoint.

His attitude was always positive, you sensed he had an understanding what it meant to play for Arsenal, and an inkling of what it meant to play in front of those fans....

 By Andy Mitten

Sanchez signing can boost Man United and offer him a platform for success

Mark Ogden and Rob Dawson reveal when we can expect to see Alexis Sanchez in a Manchester United shirt for the first time.
Rob Dawson joins Mark Ogden to explain why Jose Mourinho is likely to sign an extended deal with Manchester United.
Ex-Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke has leapt to the defence of Romelu Lukaku, who has received criticism from some quarters for his performances during his debut season at Old Trafford.
Mark Ogden and Rob Dawson explain why Cristiano Ronaldo is unlikely to swap Real Madrid for Manchester United.

In the most optimistic minds at Old Trafford, Alexis Sanchez will play for Manchester United at Burnley on Saturday. To do so, he'd have to complete his transfer from Arsenal by noon in the UK on Friday -- and the club's fax machine would have to be in working order.

Fans appear almost unanimous that this would be a positive signing. Sanchez is fast, strong, versatile and will boost a squad with some deficiencies. United chased him as long ago as 2011 and were prepared to make him the club's most...

 By David Usher

Liverpool's future at goalkeeper may not currently be on their books

Shaka Hislop assesses Liverpool's current goalkeeping situation and identifies potential targets for a summer move to Anfield.

There's a saying in the NFL that if you have two quarterbacks then you have none. The same applies to goalkeepers. There are exceptions of course, but most successful teams have a top goalkeeper who is a clear and undisputed No. 1.

Liverpool are edging closer to becoming a successful team again and solving the uncertainty that surrounds their goalkeeping position could be the biggest remaining hurdle to overcome. They have a top quality attack led by centre-forward Roberto Firmino, they've just...

 By Chris Wright

Burnley boss Sean Dyche: I don't eat worms, I eat gravel and car exhausts

After being accused of eating worms, Sean Dyche wants to set the record straight.

In what surely must be a first, a Premier League manager has been forced to categorically scotch rumours that he eats earthworms.

That manager is Sean Dyche who, it was claimed earlier this week, regularly used to swallow worms during his playing days.

The accusations were made by former Bristol City teammate Soren Andersen while discussing Dyche's gravelly voice on a Danish podcast.

"Maybe the voice comes from eating earthworms, because every time we trained, he used to eat worms," Anderson told...

Newcastle the perfect match for Manchester City after Liverpool loss

Pep Guardiola says Manchester City's loss to Liverpool is more proof the title race has yet to be decided in the Premier League.
Pep Guardiola says Manchester City's loss to Liverpool is more proof the title race has yet to be decided in the Premier League.

"To lose is never good news, but all the teams lose games. Why can we not lose games? It is important not to lose again. The most important is the next one, Newcastle is so, so important."

That was Pep Guardiola's reaction after Manchester City's 4-3 defeat to Liverpool -- their first significant blip of the season. Just over 24 hours later second-placed Manchester United won at home to Stoke City to reduce City's lead to 12 points at the top of the Premier League and it had Paul Pogba and Juan...

 By Mark Worrall

Chelsea edge Norwich but Conte frustration remains a concern for fans

The ESPN FC crew believe something is up with Antonio Conte.
The ESPN FC crew believe something is up with Antonio Conte.
The ESPN FC crew believe something is up with Antonio Conte.
The ESPN FC crew believe something is up with Antonio Conte.

There was a brief moment during Chelsea's controversy-riddled third round FA Cup replay win over Norwich that evoked memories of a far grander occasion.

As Eden Hazard stepped up to take what would be the decisive spot-kick in the penalty shootout, thoughts drifted back to that famous night in Munich when Didier Drogba sent Bayern keeper Manuel Neuer the wrong way from the spot with what proved to be the last kick of a dramatic Champions League final.

As Drogba peeled away, travelling Chelsea supporters...