Arsene Wenger has stated many times his intentions to get Theo Walcott to sign a new Arsenal contract, but has also said that there is a time limit on the negotiations, and that time limit is almost upon us. Walcott has proved to the Gunners that he can do a job for the team down the middle as well as down the right flank, and Stevie Wonder could see that he is one of the most effective players in the team.
If Arsenal fail to agree terms with the 23-year old, then it will be because the Arsenal board, or whoever is in charge of contracts, has refused to offer the England international enough money. Either that or Walcott has made up his mind to move on. It is believed that he actually wants to stay at the Emirates so I assume it is money holding up the deal, no surprise there Arsenal.
In less than three weeks, Walcott will be free to talk to other teams about making a free transfer in the summer. Arsenal must decide whether they want to keep him until then, or try to cash in while he is still worth something to the club. The Italian champions are ready to make an offer in January, according to Talksport. They are ready to offet Theo £90,000 per week, while Arsenal could get around £8 million.
Juventus is a better proposition for the club because he will not be going to a Premier league rival. Arsenal fans are sick of seeing our former players coming back to haunt us, so if we cannot keep Walcott, I think we should try to ensure that he moves abroad. I still hope to hear that he will sign a new deal, but my optimism is wearing thin. What do you think, Gooners?