Theo Walcott sent an emotional message to Arsenal supporters after his 12-year spell at the club came to an end after his switch to Everton.

Walcott completed a £ 20 million change to Goodison Park on Wednesday, putting pen to paper in a three and a half year deal.

The 28-year-old move to Everton ended his long spell at Arsenal, which dates back to 2006 when he joined the Londoners north of Southampton.

The striker scored 108 goals in 397 appearances for the Gunners, winning three FA Cups under the administration of Arsene Wenger.

And Walcott paid tribute to the Arsenal fan base after sealing his move to Everton, thanking them for their messages of support after his departure.


In a video message posted on Twitter, he said: “I just want to say a huge thank you to all the Arsenal fans.

“I have been so overwhelmed with the messages I received today of good luck and I can not thank them enough, and especially for the past 12 years.

“I just want to wish everyone in the club all the best for the future.”

Walcott is Everton’s second signing in January with Cenk Tosun arriving from Besiktas for 21 million pounds earlier in the transfer window.

Stanmore-born Walcott, who has won 47 caps from England, could return to Arsenal as early as February when Everton travels to Emirates Stadium next month.