The last time that the Arsenal hierarchy sat down with Theo Walcott and his representatives about the England international signing a new contract to stay with the club, or not, it seemed to take forever. Arsene Wenger has alluded to that in the run up to the next round of negotiations but I cannot really understand Walcott´s concern about his playing role at the club.
According to a report in The Mirror, the forward wants to make his role in the team a big part of the talks. Not just whether he will be a regular in the first team but which position he will be starting in, a he clearly enjoys the coveted centre forward role as well as his wide forward role that has been his usual position over the years.
But surely any guarantee that the manager gives Theo will not be written into the contract anyway so what is the point? Wenger is not daft and he will have seen how well his player has done in the last two games playing down the middle. The fact is that if Walcott is fit and in form he will surely play. If Giroud or any new striker signing is looking better, they will play.
All Theo needs to do to ensure he starts is to prove to the boss that it is the best thing for the team. Simples!