This man of the moment is apparently been sought after by some of the game’s big spenders, with Manchester City and Real Madrid eyeing up a player who Wenger will surely never consider selling!
Real Madrid and Manchester City are eyeing Arsenal’s England hero Theo Walcott. The Daily Express says that within minutes of Walcott leaving the pitch in Zagreb, his agent was taking calls from people desperate to take a slice of the new pin-up boy. And Arsenal were quick to react.
His performance will have been noted by Manchester City, Chelsea and Real Madrid, especially as his Gunners contract has little more than 18 months to run. In the summer, Arsenal chiefs told Walcott they would wait until December to start negotiations about a new deal. But those talks are likely to be moved forward as a matter of urgency.
Having signed as a 16-year-old in 2006 from Southampton, Walcott is well down the pay scale on about £20,000 a week. (tribalfootball.com)
Manchester City have, of course, been linked with every top talent on the planet since they were purchased by a consortium of billionaires – but this just won’t happen. Walcott will not forget the fact that the north London club put him firmly on the footballing map when they purchased the teenager from Southampton. After a stellar performance in Croatia and yet another top-quality run out at Ewood Park, the £30m rated winger will just get more and more valuable. But, given the potential at the Emirates, I don’t see the England international leaving anytime soon.
Do Gunners fans think that Walcott has earned the right to ask for a new improved contract?