Arsenal Star Involved In Training Ground Bust-Up With Arsene Wenger

By on March 25, 2015

Arsenal attacker Theo Walcott was involved in a training ground bust-up with boss Arsene Wenger, according to Gunners legend Nigel Winterburn.

Walcott’s future at the club is already in doubt as he’s lost his place in the first team since returning from injury at the turn of the year.

The 26-year-old is also struggling to agree terms with the club over a contract extension and news coming from Winterburn suggests the negotiations are causing tension within the club.

It appears things boiled over as the former left-back also revealed that Walcott had a bust-up with boss Arsene Wenger on the training pitch last week.

The claims were made by BT Sports pundit Ian Stone, who was a guest on celebrity Arsenal fan Alan Davies’ podcast ‘The Tuesday Club‘ this week, where he let slip that Winterburn had told him about the Wenger-Walcott row.

“Theo and Arsene had a big row, Arsene told him off massively at the training ground last week,” Stone said on the Tuesday Club.

I have a feeling that Walcott’s axing from the first team in recent weeks is strongly linked with his contract stand-off and it appears the situation is starting to get messy.

I’d personally love to see Theo sign a new deal as I feel he’s an important part of the squad who offers something completely different to what others bring.

However, with just over a year left on his deal and tensions running high with the manager, it looks increasingly unlikely that he’ll sign a new contract.

Unless the situation changes over the coming weeks, I think we could see Walcott sold this summer as the club won’t want to see him walk away on a free transfer in 2016, and I think it will be a real shame to see his Arsenal career end on a sour note.

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6 Comments

  1. Panther

    March 26, 2015 at 1:03 am

    I’m absolutely disgusted with Wenger’s treatment of Walcott! Doesn’t Wenger understand by now, if he wants to win the Premier league again he will need 2 quality players for each position; so he can rotate during the season. What is the point of getting rid of Walcott when he haa so much to offer the team? So because Wenger has a falling out with Walcott he decides to faze him out of the team? What type of management is that? Wenger ruins every chance Arsenal have of winning major trophies because of his ignorance his stubbornness and mostly because of his stupidity.

  2. Wassa

    March 26, 2015 at 1:25 am

    Wenger has to manage all types of egos, thus far Arsenal has avoided egos driving their own agendas within the club.

    Panther, you talk about two quality players for each position? Right wing can be covered covered by Alexis and Ox for starters, even Welbeck offers more in all round contribution.

    Theo does not warrant a hike in salary, so maybe it is time to cash in and for him to see what life is like elsewhere. Theo does not offer the defensive qualities needed for the EPL.

    • Antique Gunmen

      March 26, 2015 at 4:18 am

      Spot on. Theo doesn’t have strong bargaining position on his contract talk this time, not like the last one. Frankly, he’s not worth 100K per week by any mean right now. He’s being adamant without reason. He should be introspective on himself. We’ve bunch options on the flanks. Ox, Alexis, Wellbeck, Ozil, Gnabry, or even Cazorla and Willshere. NO THEO NO PROBLEM!
      Sell Theo to L’pool about 20-25M, and might be we can get Pedro with salary 80K per week.

  3. bheki masuku

    March 26, 2015 at 8:50 am

    What caused the bust up between the two ?

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