Posted on Monday, 29th October 2012 by Guest Blogger
Many Arsenal transfers in the past would have either shocked or infuriated most Gooners, but this, I believe, will bring smiles to the face of many if it eventually comes to fruition.
The contract deal is facing some sort of hindrance because Walcott is said to be interested in playing a striking role, which Wenger seems reluctant to promise.
Juventus manager Antonio Conte is known to be a big fan of Walcott and has been reported to be keen in bringing the 24-year-old forward to Turin in January.
Out-of-favour Arsenal forward Nicklas Bendtner could also prove to be a good buy from The Old Lady if they are successful with their pursuit of Walcott, especially considering the duo’s thriving partnership at Arsenal.
Since the Dane striker has a buy out clause in his loan contract, it would be easy for Juve to retain him.
Though Walcott leaving the Gunners wouldn’t please both parties, it will certainly be the best for both clubs involved, as Arsenal would prefer cashing in on him rather than seeing him leave on a potential free six months later, while Juve would land their man.
If Juventus step up their interest, table a reasonable bid to land Walcott and retain Bendtner after his loan spell expires, I will see that as the best business Wenger has done in recent years – letting go of a player who is, in his own mind, ‘the world’s best striker’ and attaining a healthy transfer fee foe a play who is approaching the last few months of his contract.
This article is courtesy of Ayobami’s Blog
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