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Walcott Provides Update On Contract Talks

Arsenal winger Theo Walcott has given an update on his future amid speculation Chelsea and Liverpool are keen to take advantage over his contract situation.

Theo Walcott

Arsenal winger Theo Walcott has given an update on his future amid speculation Chelsea and Liverpool are keen to take advantage over his contract situation.

Walcott finds himself in a similar position as club captain Robin Van Persie, in that he’s just entered the final year of his Arsenal contract. So far, an agreement is yet to be reached and the Daily Mail suggest that both Chelsea and Liverpool are ready to offer the 23-year-old an escape route from the Emirates this summer.

However, Walcott insists he’s not paying any attention to whats written in the newspapers and confirmed his representatives are continuing to talk with Arsenal over renewing his contract.

When asked by Sky Sports News about his contract situation, Walcott said:

‘It was always going to be (a case of) hold back until the end of the Euros,’ he said.

‘We continue to talk and we’ll just see where it goes.’

He was then asked if speculation linking him with Chelsea and Liverpool was unsettling but the England winger insisted he doesn’t pay any attention to that sort of thing:

‘Not at all because I didn’t have a clue about any other clubs, or anything.

‘I’m an honest guy. I like to get on with my job. I’ve got to work on pre-season, I don’t want any distractions.

‘Like I say, my agent and the club will continue to talk and when there’s something to know I’ll get involved.

Walcott went on to praise manager Arsene Wenger and hint he will still be at Arsenal next season, claiming it’s time the players step up and show what their made of:

‘The manager has got so much faith in the young players. He’s developed them. Every single one of them that comes in seems to suit the way that Arsenal play football.

‘It’s the next step that we need to go on to now. Everybody says that we’re a young team but we’ve got a lot of experience now – Champions League quarter-finals (in 2010) and so on.

‘So we just need to try and prove people wrong and show what we can actually do and find out what we’re made of.’

Walcott told Sky Sports News

Do you think Walcott will still be at Arsenal next season? Get involved in the comments section.



  1. Dylan

    July 25, 2012 at 12:11 am

    Never doubted it. I cant wait until he starts to really show his true potential and then all those nasty naysayers will finally stop bad mouthing him, and AW for keeping faith in him

  2. Rob, Chester

    July 25, 2012 at 12:28 am

    Lousy spelling – “it’s time the players step up and show what their made of”. Of course it should be “they’re”.

    • Jah Gooner

      July 25, 2012 at 1:19 am who are you, the Grammar Police, shut up pal, you’re boring. Wot duz it matta anyway?


      • Miles

        July 25, 2012 at 4:06 am

        @Jah Gooner: Yeah, what does it matter if there are a few loose screws each time a brand new Airbus or Boeing airplane is assembled. Right, moron?

        • dnizzle

          July 25, 2012 at 4:13 am

          comparing a grammar error to the construction of a air plane? who is the moron?

          a plane has a few loose screws and it crashes and people die…. there is a couple of minor grammar mistakes and all that happens is some idiot gets upset. bit of a difference

          • Miles

            July 25, 2012 at 5:02 am

            It’s called professionalism and having the correct work attitude, mate. If everyone does what he does with a few so-called minor errors in between which morons like you can accept, disasters of all proportions, not necessarily resulting in deaths, would occur!

            • Jack

              July 25, 2012 at 5:08 am

              We thank our lucky stars that neither Jah Gooner nor dnizzle are editors of any major newspapers in Britain.

              • Jah Gooner

                July 28, 2012 at 10:53 am

                ..and i thank my lucky stars you dont drink in my local, you sir are one very borng man..just saying : )


          • Clyde

            July 25, 2012 at 5:20 am

            Judging by you comment, it is therefore perfectly OK for an article laced with poor grammar to be published all because no one dies from reading it? And all it does is get some idiot upset reading it? Wow, tells us so much about the person you are. It truly takes an idiot to say this.

            • Clyde

              July 25, 2012 at 5:22 am

              …your comment instead of “you comment”. My apology.

              • Jah Gooner

                July 28, 2012 at 10:57 am

                So true mate, i didn’t realise i was going to start an “online grammar war”…what a bunch of drips…up the Arsenal !

          • Tony

            July 25, 2012 at 11:11 am

            @dnizzle: I assume that you are OK when your children write with grammar and spelling mistakes. After all, this would only upset the teacher and those who have the misfortune of reading it. For the teacher’s sake, I hope you do not have any children.

  3. Antonio

    July 25, 2012 at 3:48 am

    U r boring.hope we sign cazorla n u will rust on the bench!sorry 2 say this but only the ox can compete with this guy.

  4. Edwin

    July 25, 2012 at 4:03 am

    It’s good to have u sign anthr contract,uve got alot of support to stay,yr one of the greatest.theo

  5. Clyde

    July 25, 2012 at 5:21 am

    …your comment instead of “you comment”. My apology.

  6. kelechi

    July 25, 2012 at 7:14 am

    Pls pals, 4g8 the wording, let’s rule the world again with our speed machine since he has decided not live, live the spelling take the speed and be happy.

  7. Bill

    July 25, 2012 at 7:47 am

    What an illiterate bunch you Gooners are. It highlights the very poor standard of education that our schools have provided for the past couple of decades.

    • Jah Gooner

      July 28, 2012 at 11:01 am

      Who rattled your cage princess? Not all of us are lucky enough to get a great education in one those top top schools scattered in and around the Tottenham area, LOL : )

  8. mayor

    July 25, 2012 at 8:19 am

    D person tryin 2 correct sum1else is also makin grammatical error,e.g illiterate bunch,instead of sayin bunch of illiterate.buh criously guys,dat’s nt a big deal,every1 makes mistake.its forgivable.we were nt asked 2 correct bad english.we r 2 comment abt d article.let’s try nd do

  9. TheeOracle

    July 25, 2012 at 8:28 am

    Go Gunners!

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