Posted on Wednesday, 21st November 2012 by Tony Merakli
Sometimes, Arsene Wenger bamboozles me. I know this may some strange to say, but he really does.
We all know Wenger wants Theo Walcott to stay at the club, and it very much seems that the England international wants to continue his working relationship with the Frenchman. However, an agreement over a new deal for the 23-year-old has not yet been reached, leaving the winger’s future at The Emirates in serious doubt, with a number of clubs supposedly interested in his services.
You would think with only eight months left to run on his existing contract and no signs of progression, in terms of a new deal, Wenger would seriously consider selling Walcott in January rather than lose him on a free next summer.
But Arsene has recently stated he will NOT sell Theo in January, even if the Englishman HASN’T penned a new deal by Christmas. To me, this sounds crazy, for obvious reasons. I mean, why risk losing a player, whom ever it maybe, for nothing? It doesn’t make sense to me, and I’m sure a lot of you will concur with me on this.
After that demolition of 5PUR2 on Saturday afternoon, Wenger was asked whether Walcott would be sold in January if things stayed the same. He replied:
The Frenchman then added:
‘Will he stay until the end of the season? Yes.’
‘We continue (talks) in a positive way. We have until the end of December to sort this out.’
If Walcott’s not going to sign by Christmas then he needs to be sold and a replacement needs to brought in – period. There is no need or reason for Wenger to be taking gambles like this.
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