Walcott willing to wait for more chances as centre-forward at Arsenal

The Arsenal winger Theo Walcott is still refusing to sign a new contract with the Gunners, and is still telling the world that he wants to be given a run as centre-forward in Arsene Wenger’s team.

He was allowed five minutes in in his favoured position in yesterday’s game against Spurs and yet again scored another goal, but although time is running out for him to sign da ting, he said that he is more than willing to be patient as he waits for his chance.

Walcott said after the match: “I’ve always believed I was a striker,”

“The boss gave me five minutes at the end there and I managed to grab a goal which was great. But when you’ve got someone like Olivier [Giroud] who is playing well there’s no need to change a winning team.

“My time will come, I’ve just got to be patient, but like a say, I want to play upfront, that’s my best position.”

“These derbies are always special to play, just because it means so much to not just the players but the fans as well. You don’t want to lose, it’s great to be a part of it.

“We’ve got to be confident now, we’ve been a bit unlucky at times but we need to start taking our chances and I think we managed to do that against Spurs.

“We’ve got players on form at the moment and players who can come off the bench, like Alex [Oxlade-Chamberlain], came off the bench and showed what a fantastic talent he is, he’s a real threat.

“It’s looking bright, but we’ve got to not get ahead of ourselves because we need to push on. If we don’t win our next game it’s going to be a disappointment.”

Peter Hill-Wood remarked that Walcott hadn’t signed the contract simply because he wanted more money, and with Wenger giving Walcott more and more chances up front I am now more inclined to believe the Arsenal Chairman……

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31 thoughts on “Walcott willing to wait for more chances as centre-forward at Arsenal

  1. Laurentkboi

    Should be a two man central attack tbh giroud and Walcott.
    Something tells me theo will be another player in prime to leave but this time forced to, I bet vp would of resigned if we forced his stay.

    New board will fix it all IMO

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  2. hg

    isn’t it funny how when we are on a bad run of form, the whole work and their grandmother is blaming the board and wenger. Then as soon as we win a game convincingly, everybody shuts up.

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  3. bandbaja

    Theo Theo sign the thing. Theo Theo sign the thing. Theo Theo sign the thing. Gazidis and co don’t be fools.

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  4. Peter

    I have a feeling walcott will sign.. He just wants d best contract he can get, he loves d club and wants to be a legend just like Henry.

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  5. Arsenal till I die

    It won’t be a problem to him, if wenger would go for 4-1-2-1-2. When Lukas also favors as a centre forward. It’ll be great to see :
    —-Podolski—-
    Theo Giroud

    Would be a lethal up front when those 3 playing in their favorite position, scoring week in week out and everybody is happy. I got a feeling that theo will remain as a gunner. COYG

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  6. Arsenal till I die

    It won’t be a problem for him, if wenger would go for 4-1-2-1-2. When Lukas also favors as a centre forward. It’ll be great to see :
    —-Podolski—-
    Theo Giroud

    Would be a lethal up front when those 3 playing in their favorite position, scoring week in week out and everybody is happy. I got a feeling that theo will remain as a gunner. COYG

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  7. DNT

    @Laurentkboi i agree we should try a 2 man attack, and this will also give us the chance to put one more player in the midfield since we look like we are lacking some physical presence there. Personally i would take a chance and with a fully fit squad (except for diaby) try something like this

    Szczney
    Sagna Per Vermaelen Gibbs

    Koscielny Arteta

    Santi Wilshere

    Walcott Giroud/Podolski

    I think kos can make a great DM, and this can give Arteta some help with the defensive tasks allowing him to link with jack and santi. We can play our usual 4-3-3 with teams that parks the bus, but against big teams we take ages to get the ball back and we tend to leave a huge gap between our CBs and our midfield allowing goals like Bale’s.

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  8. Gunner'z

    Arsenal board needs to shut theF##k up and force Walcott to sign the ting.
    Bunch of rubbish they are. They guy is making the team win ,he should be on a good pay. His playing with his heart at Arsenal. Not like the bast##d’s on the board. Getting big bonus for nothing

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  9. leo

    where is the sense in selling theo & spending 9-12m on some kid spend it on theo 4 his contract but theo wants to go then there is nothing but to sign someone else heard from journalists that looserfool wants him

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  10. AremaniaGooners

    Its time you to sign the contract Theo ..
    Its time you give the whole emirates some confidence booster that all of us looking for !!
    Sign da thing ASAP.!

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  11. Invincibles nice (1)

    Still like the idea of three at the back with wingbacks/wingers depending how you look at it, really handy for stopping those crosses that trouble us also handy for putting crosses in, we would have four strikers fighting for places so two who can come on to change a game instead of only having Chamakh

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  12. Somtee

    Walcott is probably one of our most consistent player but think about this will it be fair to pay walcott £100000 per week while while guys who perform as good as he is and older than he is(Carzorla and Mertesacker) be earning less,it cause problem in the dressing room,it might even cost us losing our star players just because we want to keep one COYG!!!

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  13. green gunner

    Henry looked on as Theo was scoring and setting up goals. Let’s get the master back in january to give the final teachings to his young apprentice.
    ‘The circle is now complete’ (sorry, couldn’t resist)

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  14. Twig

    Walcott shouldn’t press his ambition too hard. It’s so difficult to play him as a striker when he’s doing so well on the right wing :-D. However, I believe Wenger will give him chances upfront as the season progresses (he gave him 5 minutes yesterday). Against attacking teams we could play:
    Giroud Walcott
    Wilshere Cazorla Arteta Oxlade-Chamberlain
    Vermalaen Koscielny Mertasacker Sagna
    Szczesny
    I believe Wilshere can play LW well as he has a good left foot on him (plus he’s an intelligent footballer). The only problem is that we’re a bit soft in the centre and we may suffer against physical teams. But the quality of our passing should aid us. COYG!

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  15. RodGoonerInTtown

    No way Wilshire on the left. Wilshire is a natural CM, why waste him on the wing, in the other hand Cazorla seems to enjoy switching with Podolski and can do the job on the left. He has got that killer ball Giroud needs so much to start scoring some headers :)

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  16. NIKK

    The board has no qualm about paying pen pusher Gazidik £2m+/yr…so pay the man and sign him for next 7 yrs. In 2 yrs time this guy will be unplayable and scoring goals by the bucketloads!

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  17. craig2500

    JUST LET HIM PLAY ONE GAME AGAINST SWANSEA, WALCOTT AND GIROUD UPFRONT OX ON THE WING

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  18. bob

    They want you to believe it is about the money, so the fans will not blame them…he will be sold…..AW asked him to say in the summer for the sake of the club, the club being him and the board, they new they would look bad in the eyes of the fans and the press by sell their 3 best players of last season and this would also unsettle the start of the season as they wanted to have a better start this season than the last in the race for the title of 4th or 3rd place.
    Also, another reason whyI think he will be sold is because, their has been no talk of what was agreed between the club and Walcott in the summer, for me the only thing that would make any sense
    to me if I was the part of the board, is for Walcott to extend his contract by a year or so ooo, as I am writing this I have realized something, by extending his contract (by one year)my first thought was for the club to be able to keep him(will not be in his last year of his contract) and give them more time to make him stay at the club…..now I think it is for them to get more money for him in January…they are smart oooo, the power of greed. They also have more time to add oil to the fire of this wanting more money crap as the one and only reason, as they know how the fans hate players leaving for that reason.

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  19. Ene (kc)

    It baffles me whn som fans compare Theo’s request to other players request. Do u guys undastand wht is contract? Theo is signing for 5yrs. Wht wil be the worth of 100k in next 5 yrs? Do you espect carzola to collect such by then? Do you knw that theo has no right to request for an addition even if things changed and new comers are being paid 150k? So let us nt kid ourselves rather allow the young man to choose what he knws wil favour him. If Arsenal are nt ready others are ready to pay. Check Arsenal payroll you wil understand that continuous buying cheap players is an acumulation of liability. Hw many of the cheap players bought are useful nw instead some wil turn to hospital attendands whle others wil be training materials at the end of the week they wil collect 30k and be happy cus they did nt work for it. I support Theo, fight 4 ur right nw or you regreat 2moro.

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  20. dan

    Walcott will be gone in jan its already done he will not sign new contract cos of money and nothing to do with him playing as a forward its pure greed no way is he worth 100g a week he has started performing now to attract new clubs mark my words he will be sold in jan!

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  21. Enkuneh

    it’s nonsense linking him with sterling. Walcot is a person with amazing striking potential but the manager preclude him to find himself. I tell you the truth he will be soon be on Henry’s calibre. peoples are criticizing him over his duty as a wingers but he doesn’t have technical ability to do some defending and dribbling thing. Wenger and peoples are watching only his pace and forcing him to produce their maximum expectation out of unnatural post. but as a striker, he is fast, accurate and has agile mind on decision making unlike gervinho. so who the foolish on the planet earth would compare him with a teenager called sterling who may or may not develop.
    Walcot might be sold just to save the balance wage he belongs as of market value but you all will see Wenger filled with regret and eat his own arm.

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  22. Superflams

    Walcott wont sign. If he wanted to the deal would have been sorted by now. Another transfer window when one of our best performers leaves in their prime.

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  23. Superflams

    You cant sell your best players every transfer window and expect to be competitive. 2011 Nasri, Fab, Clichy. 2012 Song, RVP and Walcott. And they wonder why we are pissed off.

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  24. lmyyyks

    Giroud has proven that he is the new airmaster of the EPL. Unless he is not playing or Wenger switches back to 442, there is little chance that Walcott will be deployed as a CF. Plus I think Wenger prefers Podolski as CF to Walcott. It is always better to have a taller and stronger CF to hold the ball upfront.

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  25. jay

    Just pay him his 100k a week, it’s the going rate. He could get much more at other clubs, but he want’s to stay and be paid what he’s worth.

    As for the board, they are complete idiots. That extra 25k a week only equates to 5mil over a four year contact. They will lose a lot more than that if he leaves on a free. With his continued improvement every season, his value will only increase if anything.

    A very bad business decision if you ask me.

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  26. Danny McCary

    i really dont understand why walcott cares so much about being in a central role, we play a pretty much free flowing front 4 with giroud, pod, santi, and theo at the moment anyway, so if he wants to be more central in a game that option is always open to him. also the best players in he world at the moment are all basically wingers at heart, messi, ronaldo, hazard… plus hes scoring for fun out there… just sign the stupid thing theo he literally wont get a better offer than staying at arsenal. if he goes who raelly would use him to full potential? liverpool?… give me a break spurs? f off! be a gooner and a hero for life theo we want you here!

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