Posted on Thursday, 1st November 2012 by Guest Blogger
Arsenal have tried a number of times in the past to get him to ‘sign da ting’, but nothing has yet been agreed.
Theo Walcott is presently running down the final year of his Arsenal contract and the club are now preparing for the final round of negotiations with the speedy winger, with Arsene Wenger eager to conclude talks before Christmas.
It is believed the England international is keen on two features on the contract, a wage hike and a central attacking role in the squad.
Walcott, who supposedly pockets £60k-a-week, is requesting a wage packet of around £100k-a-week to make him the club’s highest earner. This request could damage the club’s wage structure, which Wenger is technically trying to avoid.
However, the Englishman shed more light on the situation after recently coming out and stating that money is not his motive.
But what else could it be?
The 23-year-old is reportedly interested in playing a central attacking role for the club and has made this clear to the manager and fans.
Walcott has been really impressive this season after a series of trials upfront as a striker, scoring six goals and creating four in six matches. His recent outstanding performance in the Capital One Cup encounter against Reading saw him score a brace and set up three in the thrilling 7-5 win over The Royals.
Obviously, Wenger is pleased with Walcott’s recent performances and a new deal is believed to be on its way.
Meanwhile, interests from Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea, coupled with a hot chase by Juventus, could force Wenger to consider a January sale, should talks with Walcott fail to bear fruit yet again.
This article is courtesy of Ayobami’s Blog
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