With Arsenal fans desperate to get Theo Walcott tied down and Arsene Wenger echoing their opinion. They are keen to stop him becoming the latest player to leave the club in pursuit of higher wages and trophies, but is that really whats best for the club? Here are 3 reasons why the sale of Walcott will benefit the Gunners.
We know Walcott likes to think of himself as a centre forward, and Wenger has been quick to say that he sees a future for him there, following his impressive hat-trick against Reading on Tuesday. But other than on a few rare occasions he has failed to show that he deserves to play there, in-front of the likes of Podolski and Giroud, so first team football will not be guaranteed. It would be fair to say he has no future at the club as a winger, mainly due to the fact he doesn’t like it, but he’s also shown that despite his blistering pace, he can’t beat a man and whip in a dangerous cross.
According to the Sun, Walcott has already snubbed a £75,000 a week offer from Arsenal in the hope of becoming one of the clubs top earners. It’s believed Wenger and his team are working on an improved offer but frankly, is he worth it? For a player that isn’t a first team regular and is yet to consistently prove himself. Let’s not forget that the finances are finely balanced at Arsenal, so it could be the supporters that ultimately pay for Walcott’s new and improved deal.
So if Walcott decided he wanted to move elsewhere, it would leave Arsenal in a good position. It’s understood that if you want to buy a quality, young, English player then you have to pay through the nose to get them. If Arsenal play their cards right they will be looking at around £15-20 million for Walcott which in Wenger’s pocket will go along way. They can invest in 2 or 3 top quality players from around Europe and all-round strengthen the squad.
It seems like the typical Arsenal transfer saga all over again but the Gunners needn’t get carried away. Walcott is no way near the quality of Fabregass, Nasri or Van Persie and is not a major blow if he were to leave.
He would also generate a substantial amount of money which would go along way. The future likes bright with Cazorla, Wilshere, Ramsey and Podolski and if they were to sign a quality anchor in the midfield they would be a real threat for the title. It seems they can’t lose either way.