Theo Walcott set to leave Arsenal?

Nagendra / 12 March 2015

Arsenal’s star player Theo Walcott have held talks on a new contract after Arsenal came up with a new five year contract for the English International. The 25-year old will consider his future at the end of the season.

The Gunners longest serving player is reluctant to open contract talks as his playing time after his long-term injury became a question these days. With Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck cementing their positions recently in Arsenal’s attack, the English international is not getting the much needed playtime that he requires.

The former Southampton player’s contract runs till the end of next season and would go for free if Arsenal fail to sign the new contract with the player. The player is not interested to sign a new deal as he was not sure of the playing time he might get with him making only two starts since returning from injury.

The player was Arsenal’s top scorer two seasons ago with 21 goals across all competitions before long-term injury hampered his career at the Emirates. The player usually plays right wing, the position where quality players are getting low these days which will make him a hot prospect in transfer window.

If Gunners are unable to convince the player on signing a new contract, they might let one of the world’s talented and fastest players slip to their rivals just like the cases of Robin van Persie and Cesc Fabregas in earlier seasons.

Walcott have made 201 appearances for Gunners so far scoring 47 goals in the process.

 

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