Theo Asking Arsenal For £100k a week, But Does He Deserve It? by AT
After struggling to persuade Theo Walcott to sign a new contract last time around, it is really good to see that Arsenal have started contract negotiations with the player early this time. However, The Telegraph are reporting that the Englishman is demanding wages worth £100,000-per-week to extend his stay with the club.
After being sidelined for almost a year, Theo is now struggling to earn a spot in Arsene Wenger’s starting eleven and rumors have already begun to emerge about his future, especially with Liverpool still said to be keen on his services. Despite this, Walcott remains an important player for the Gunners and Arsene Wenger has made it clear that he wants him to stay. But is he really worth wages of £100k a week?
Quite honestly, I would say no! While it may be important to try and keep hold of him, I feel paying that amount of wages for a player who is struggling to get into the team and has always struggled for consistency is certainly not worth it. I think that the English international should be doing way more to deserve such a hike in wages from the club. Don’t get me wrong, I want him to stay, but not if it’s going to cost us £100k a week in wages!
With Alexis Sanchez, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Danny Welbeck all ahead of him in the pecking order at the moment and so many other players who are comfortable playing out wide, I really do not think Arsenal should break the bank to keep Theo at the Emirates. If he wants to stay, he should definitely reconsider his wage demands!