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Arsenal Braced For €40m Bid

Big spending French outfit Monaco are said to be lining up a €40m (£34m) bid for Arsenal speedster Theo Walcott this January, according to the Daily Mail.

Although the summer transfer window is officially closed that doesn’t stop clubs working hard behind the scenes to prepare for future signings, so we’ll keep you up-to-date with all the latest gossip. Today, Monaco are linked with Theo Walcott.

Theo Walcott

Big spending French outfit Monaco are said to be lining up a €40m (£34m) bid for Arsenal speedster Theo Walcott this January, according to the Daily Mail.

The 24-year-old had an excellent season last campaign, netting 21 goals and providing 14 assists to help us claw back a 10-point deficit to finish above north London rivals Tottenham.

It appears his impressive form has alerted Monaco with the Mail claiming the French club are considering tabling a mammoth €40m (£34m) bid when the transfer window re-opens in January.

Claudio Ranieri has been spending money for fun in recent years and signed Radamel Falcao and Joao Moutinho amongst others in the summer, and it seems he’d like to add Walcott’s name to that list of arrivals.

But are they likely to be successful if they do come in with a big-money bid? In a word, no. Walcott fought hard to secure a new improved contract last January and has showed no signs of discontent at the Emirates.

Boss Arsene Wenger is also highly unlikely to entertain any offers for the attacker as he looks to build a squad capable of sustaining our title push this season, so I won’t be getting too worried about this.

Walcott is a key member of our squad, as has been proved over the last few weeks as we’ve sorely missed him since he’s been out with an abdominal injury. The good news is the boss confirmed on Friday morning that the attacker could be back to face Manchester United next weekend.

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Do you think we’ve missed Theo? Would you accept £34m for him? Share your views below.



  1. Henning Swart

    November 1, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    Only if Theo would want to go to Monaco, would I accept £40M for him. He’s been dearly missed in our starting line-up.

  2. macctheknife

    November 1, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    I for one think we’d be mad to loose Walcott. The stats speak for themselves with his steady progression year on year. People who complain (to somewhat justifiably) about his decision making and getting lost at times forget that he is still only 24. Many players do not come to prominence until they enjoy an improvement in their mid-twenties usually related their improving decision making and understanding of their responsibilities in a match (e.g. Didier Drogba and our very own Ian Wright to name two) – benefiting from relative anonymity beforehand.

    I really think there is more to come from Walcott. Particularly given the improving quality of his team mates.

  3. John

    November 1, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    £34m, if i was Wenger, i’d take it… Walcott isn’t as good as he is made out to be… The stats last season were very good, don’t get me wrong, bit how many years has it taken him to get there? The start of this sesson wasn’t too good a start for him was it? Every shot he had was straight at the keeper and th fact that he is lightweight don’t do him any favourd in the PL. We have a very strong midfield now and it will still be just as strong without him there. I personally think The Ox is a more important player because he has strength to go with the pace and don’t go down when another player runs with him… Dom’t get me wrong, i do like his attitude to football, but there are much better players out there than him.

  4. Abraham

    November 1, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    Those are speculation which are being generated by the media however, Monaco may have interest in Walcott but the fact of the matter is, He’s going no where and incase He’s going to go, He will not go for just 40 millions Euros, Monaco must be out of their mind to even think about that figure!.
    Anyway He’s going no where so let’s stop wasting time talking of the impossible.

  5. Agina O Anthony

    November 4, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    Walcott absent is strongly felt, in all the games arsenal has played without him. He is still needed in arsenal and at his age 24, I think Walcott is going to be a star player and arsenal dont have to sell now, he is still needed in the club.

  6. Mark Sove

    November 22, 2013 at 11:50 am

    How will you know that a player is a star if not haunted. Monaco are dreaming as we have only this man to name him striker and may be the troubled Podolski

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