In today’s news roundup, the Theo Walcott contract saga has taken an interesting turn. With the English winger demanding a pay rise to sign a new contract with the Gunners, news has emerged that Liverpool are monitoring the situation and may be planning a swoop for the player should contract talks with Arsenal fail.
Elsewhere, former Manchester United player Paul Scholes has claimed that Arsenal ‘cannot cope with pressure’ following our exit from the Champions League. These and more interesting stories in today’s news roundup.
Liverpool eyeing shock move for £100000-a-week Arsenal player
With the recently returned Theo Walcott reluctant to sign a new contract with the club, rival club Liverpool are looking to sign the player themselves. Walcott, who has just returned after a year on the sidelines with an ACL injury, is looking for improved terms on his contract. However, Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal board seem in no hurry to offer him a new contract and are rumoured to be waiting for the summer to discuss the matter further.
But according to the Telegraph, this could play right into Liverpool’s hands as they are looking to make a move for the 25 year old as well, and may take this as an opportunity to pounce. Also, considering that the team has done very well in attack without Walcott this season, it may be possible that the manager will let him leave after all.
- Arsenal and Liverpool both want a surprising Premier League midfielder
- [Team news] Arsenal v Rapid Vienna line up – Arteta to rotate as fans return
- Two signings set in January as Arsenal give Arteta ‘vote of confidence’
What do you think? Can we let Theo go or is he still a key player for the club?
Paul Scholes blasts Arsenal and Ozil after Champions League exit
Manchester United player turned pundit Paul Scholes has never been the biggest fan of Arsenal. With a history of criticising the club and it’s players, it was to be expected that he would lay into us following our exit from Europe at the hands of Monaco. And he delivered with a series of scathing remarks about both the club and Ozil, implying that Arsenal are unable to deliver when under pressure.
In Monaco, Arsenal showed what they can do when the shackles were off and they had to attack.
It was a brilliant performance against a very average team, even if they did not get the third goal they needed. Typical Arsenal, that when the pressure is off, they played their best football.
It was another game from Özil, and another failure to make the big difference.
t was not his worst performance, and he had a role in the first goal for Olivier Giroud, but how long must Arsenal wait for him to deliver the moment that wins them a tie like that against all the odds?
He found space but his touch was not great. He tried hard but he slows Arsenal down at times. He was bought to make a difference on nights like that.
via the Independent
Evidently player bashing is what he enjoys.
Hector Bellerin receives Spain Under-21 call up
Spanish youngster Hector Bellerin has turned in a series of impressive performances for Arsenal this season at full back, and his hard work has been rewarded. The 20-year old has been called up to play for the Spain Under-21 side and there are even discussions about a call up to the national side. This shows the quality and dedication of the player and he will surely become an important asset for Arsenal in the future.
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