No Walcott Talks for Months
Last Talks Held in August
John Cross, this morning, is leading the line on Arsenal’s in-house negotiations – or lack of. He reports that Arsenal and Theo Walcott’s representatives have not spoken about an extension since August.
The Mirror understands there have been no new discussions in MONTHS between England winger Walcott’s representatives and Dick Law, the club’s transfers and contracts fixer.
Walcott has made it clear that he wants to stay and sign a new deal but it is Arsenal, who appear to be unwilling to budge on their £75,000-a-week contract offer.
Wenger stated his frustration in the pre-match press conference yesterday at the ongoing saga, almost demanding Theo hurry up and make a decision. But it seems as though it is Arsenal who need to make the decision – offer more or let him go in January.
Wenger said: “With Theo, I have no news. I am frustrated, honestly. If you ask me will we sell Theo in January? No. I have always been hopeful he will sign.
“I personally am not involved in that directly, indirectly of course yes, but at the moment we have not made any progress.
“Between the player and me it is all clear – he knows what I want and he has to make up his mind.
Another transfer window and another transfer muck up from the Arsenal board. Not ensuring talented players are tied down to long-term contracts well in advance of their expiration.
A rather worryingly frustrated Wenger should strike fear into any Arsenal fan. Normally so assured and calm when put under the pressure public scrutiny brings. You can tell he is fed up with this whole situation and clearly understands what the outcome will be.
I think I speak for all Arsenal fans when I say we’ve been here before – and we all know what happens in the end.