Theo Walcott drifted in and out of the Everton team last season, but surely he is even more at risk now of less minutes after the club’s transfer business.
The English right-winger played 40 times across all competitions last season, chipping in with six goals and two assists.
But the 30-year-old wasn’t always a regular starter and was mainly used as a substitute during the closing months of the campaign.
Walcott cost the Toffees around £20million (Sky Sports) in January 2018 and it looks like he’s being pushed further down the pecking order at Goodison Park.
Everton manager Marco Silva was able to add to his squad during the summer, which included a £35million (Sky Sports) swoop for Alex Iwobi from Arsenal on deadline day.
The 23-year-old has joined the Merseyside club to provide an option on the flank and will surely be hoping for regular starts.
Iwobi predominantly plays on the left, but has the quality to play on either wing and it’s refreshing to see him move away from Arsenal in search of more minutes.
The Nigeria international played 51 times across all competitions last season, but wasn’t a regular starter and has unfulfilled potential to reach.
He finished last campaign with six goals and nine assists under his belt, which included a strike in the Europa League final defeat against Chelsea.
Iwobi will surely be ahead of teammate Walcott in the pecking order, while there is also Bernard and Richarlison to throw into the equation.
Walcott is still capable of quality moments in patches, but Everton now have some impressive options out wide and he may have to be patient this year.