Published: Sun, January 21, 2018
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Burnley have reportedly reached an agreement with Everton winger Aaron Lennon

Burnley have reportedly reached an agreement with Everton winger Aaron Lennon

It ended 12 years for Walcott at the Gunners where he scored 108 goals in 397 games for Arsene Wenger's side.

Theo Walcott has revealed he was talked into swapping for by former England team-mate. "Those are the reasons I came here", Sport24 quoted Walcott, as saying.

"To experience so many different clubs with so many different cultures has been a great journey for me".

'The fans are always passionate, they're great and I always used to find it very tough playing here. Indeed, it was his 100th appearance in the Premier League aged 35 or older, something only 15 other players have achieved, with six of those outfield players (Teddy Sheringham, Ryan Giggs, Nigel Winterburn, Gary Speed, Tugay and John Wark).

Asked if there would be any more new faces before the January 31 transfer deadline, he said: "No, I don't think so".

"There was a period last season when the starts weren't coming any more".

'I've come to Everton because I want the club to push to the next level, ' Walcott said.

"I've never worked since I left school so this is just a continuation of what's been a lovely way to spend my time in this industry". I feel like the players have got a point to prove, I have got a point to prove and it is going to get the best out of us, I am sure. "So like all managers, I'll sit firmly on this little fence I'm on", the 56-year-old added.

Walcott is employed as part of an attacking trio alongside Nikola Vlasic and Gylfi Sigurdsson, who replaces Wayne Rooney, while Cenk Tosun is selected up top for the second game in succession.

"That is about understanding what is needed at that football club with the players at your disposal". In a game of fine margins, it is entirely possible that Albion can finish in a comfortable position, home draws have kept West Brom in the race but converting those draws into wins will see them over the line.

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