I wonder if the Arsenal and England international star was given a bit of a dressing down his representatives at the weekend, because what he said about his future at Arsenal and the contract situation did change in the space of a day.
Straight after the delight of helping Arsenal win the FA cup with a totally dominant performance against Aston Villa, Theo left little room for doubt that he wanted to stay with the Gunners and help us to achieve bigger and better things than domestic cup success.
Maybe his advisors thought that he may have weakened his bargaining position with this admission because the 26-year old was more circumspect when being interviewed during the victory celebrations yesterday, as revealed in a Daily Mail report.
Walcott said, “I’m sure things will get resolved. I just want to enjoy today, and enjoy my football. It will take time.”
I can understand that the forward and his representatives want the best possible deal and so do the club but I do not like the idea that the contract negotiations will drag on because we have seen the importance of starting a season well and that means having an established and settled team.
If for some reason Walcott does decide to leave, perhaps a much better offer, then Wenger would have to get a new player in and get them settled into the side. If the Frenchman was going to have to do that then it would be better if he started as soon as possible.
I think the club should do everything it can to get Walcott signed up as soon as possible, even if it means conceding a bit of ground and perhaps spending a bit more on his wages. What do you think?