A few days ago, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger confirmed Olivier Giroud had signed a new contract, and now the manager has set his sights on another vital player, Theo Walcott. The England international’s pace and directness, coupled with his goalscoring ability, has been sorely missed over the past few months, and Wenger will certainly welcome Walcott’s return, with the forward expected to resume full training next week, meaning, hopefully, he should be back in contention for a place in the Arsenal squad after the international break.
Walcott signed a new deal in 2013; however, with less than two years remaining on that £100,000 a week contract, Wenger is reportedly keen to secure the future of the 25-year-old, ather than, yet again, letting his contract run into the final year. If Walcott is ready to train according to schedule, then Arsenal will soon be a much tougher proposition for opposing teams, as they will boast one of the fastest front lines in the League. Welbeck, Walcott and Sanchez are a frightening proposition, especially with Mesut Ozil supplying them from the No. 10 slot.
After new Giroud deal, the next big player due for talks will be Theo Walcott. His contract also up in 2016
— Jeremy Wilson (@JWTelegraph) September 29, 2014
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Arsenal have been patchy so far in the Premier League, and most fans will be hoping that the return of Walcott will add some much needed energy into the team, and also increase our conversion rate in front of goal.