Juventus to Tempt Arsenal With £10m Bid for Winger Theo Walcott

Turin side keen on Emirates Stadium contract rebel.

Juventus are plotting to test Arsenal’s resolve to keep Theo Walcott by tabling a £10m offer for the winger.
The 23-year-old has entered the last 12 months of his contract after snubbing a long-term deal worth £75,000 a week.

The Gunners decided not to sell Walcott before the transfer deadline after the England international told manager Arsene Wenger he wanted to stay at the Emirates.

But Arsenal are unwilling to meet Walcott’s demands for £100,000 a week and Italian giants Juventus are ready to make a fresh move to beat off interest from Liverpool, Manchester City and Paris St Germain.

SOURCE: Daily Mail

Would this be a bid that would entice Arsene Wenger into selling Theo Walcott to Turin side Juventus? Well perhaps the Gunners boss will feel that any fee, especially as much as £10m, for a player who six months later could leave on a free transfer, is a deal that the prudently run North London club simply could not turn down.

The 23 year old winger has started just one of Arsenal’s three Premier League matches thus far this season and the emergence of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain may well be the impetus Wenger needs in order to refuse to give in to Walcott’s apparent wage demands.

England international Walcott has consistently failed to live up to his obvious potential and now into his seventh season at the Emirates Stadium the next few months will be crucial for the former Southampton man. If when called upon the speedy wide-man continues to flatter to deceive then an offer of this size from Juventus may well be accepted, however if the Arsenal man puts together a run of good form then perhaps his career at the club is not living on borrowed time.

Arsenal already did business with the Serie A title holders this summer, loaning Danish forward Nicklas Bendtner to the club on a season long loan deal.

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