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Arsenal & Walcott To Hold Make-Or-Break Contract Talks Next Week

Arsenal are set to meet with Theo Walcott next week to try and trash out a new contract and bring to an end months of uncertainty over the attackers future.

Theo Walcott

Arsenal are set to meet with Theo Walcott and his representatives next week to try and trash out a new contract and bring to an end months of uncertainty over the attackers future, according to the Metro.

Walcott is in the final year of his contract at the Emirates and has so far been unable to agree terms over an extension, despite holding two rounds of talks with the club already.

The 23-year-old has indicated he want’s to remain in North London but the Gunners are refusing to meet his £100,000-a-week wage demands, with the club so far offering £75,000-a-week.

Walcott is also demanding more playing time up front and is reluctant to commit to the club until boss Arsene Wenger gives him assurances over his long-term role in the team.

The England international did his case the world of good with a hat trick against Reading in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday night, including two poachers finishes and a well timed run through the middle resulting in an excellent finish, and boss Wenger admitted he’s starting to look more like a striker.

The stalemate has alerted several clubs throughout Europe, with Premier League sides Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City all monitoring the forwards situation closely.

Arsenal have so far been playing hard-ball and boss Arsene Wenger has handed Walcott just one start since the end of August, but the club are now ready to sit down with the player and his representatives next week to try and finally come to an agreement.

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These talks will prove key and if Walcott hasn’t signed a new deal before the end of November, the Metro claim Arsene Wenger is ready to listen to offers for the player in January to ensure they don’t lose him for nothing in the summer, and Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City will all be ready to pounce should the dispute continue into the new transfer window.

Would Arsenal fans pay Walcott £100,000-a-week? Would you like him at your club? Get involved in the comments section.

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  1. Ajoge A

    October 31, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Why not, we’ve seen what he can do up front. Giv him 100k per wk nd let him carry on. Mr.Wenger is so sturbon nd adamant!

  2. Olamilekan

    October 31, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    I think he worth 100k per week cos if u look at d arsenal team at present he is senior and long serving member of d squad,4get about d inconsistency with time he will become one of d best player arsenal would have produced?

  3. Goona

    October 31, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    The sooner the better say I. Theo would be in the team every week providing not injured if I had my way so wake up Arsenal.

  4. DocBrody

    October 31, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    The time is right for Walcott. He’s actually 5 or 6 years younger than the peak age for most strikers. But for Walcott, he’s been around for so long, the time is now.

    Having said that, I think 100k is too much. He should be able to earn that with performance bonuses, but not as a base. In exchange for assurances that he will play as striker, he should be willing to put his money where his mouth is and prove he’s worth that much. After a year of consistent high performance, 100k can be made permanent.

  5. prince

    October 31, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    yes.! Walcot should be given a go ahead. Because
    1. Walcot has been royal to the club, one of the long serving players and he deserves a better pay,

    2. Each time Walcot gets in front of a goal we are assured of a goal..we have seen it..he help us beat Westham, was a key man against Coventry, and now he bulldozed our comeback against Reading..honourable folks is that not enough for a young man like our ambitious Theo.???

    3. A striker needs to be swift with the ball and Walcot has the quality,he is fast, energetic and can use both legs with ease..

    4. He is still young, there is more to come from him. he could be our legend as he claims.
    If k100 is exhorbitant for the club. Then find a range close to keep him at bay

  6. epex

    October 31, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Pay the ting
    Pay the ting x2
    if we dont then well be stuck in forth place claiming victory

  7. adedayo yemitan

    October 31, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    arrogant wenger should give him 100k afterward d money is not his father’s money.


    November 1, 2012 at 9:10 am

    he’s worth 100k. i think wenger should settle dis theo issue so we can move on, dis is not d tym to dbate inconsicuential isseus lyk dis….

  9. Goonerboyo

    November 2, 2012 at 12:08 am

    No body is worth the money paid for playing football. However own the basis of skill and potential, Walcott should be retained in the hope that glimpses of promise in a role as a central striker are consistently maintained. I hope he signs, he has the club over a barrel, the decision will be Wenger’s alone. I suspect tho Theo wants to move on!

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