Rapid winger Theo Walcott has an Arsenal future despite his contract issues, reckons the man that brought him to the club way back in 2006, Arsene Wenger…
The 26-year-old attacker’s deal runs out in 2016, and there’s been multiple reports emanating from various newspapers (such as here in the Mirror) that Walcott could leave this summer as a result.
However, our French boss told a packed press conference today that he hopes the England international will stay at the Emirates for many a season to come…
“I believe he will have a great future and I want him to stay here,” he said, reported here in the Mirror.
Since returning from his debilitating ACL injury, Walcott has struggled to have as much of an impact as he would have liked.
In the Premier League alone, Walcott has made a sultry three starts this term, coming off the bench on just the five occasions. In those limited minutes, he’s scored twice, but registered no assists.
With Alexis Sanchez, Santi Cazorla and Mesut Ozil ahead of him in the pecking order, Walcott’s chances of earning a guaranteed starting spot before the end of the season seem slim.
If we can get a solid amount of cash for Walcott, it would be no travesty if he did leave – especially if he’s truly demanding £100k-per-week, as the Daily Mail reports.