Arsenal’s problems are far from being over, as French manager Arsene Wenger has admitted the fact that winger Theo Walcott has yet to extend his deal with the Gunners.
Walcott’s contract will run out next season, and according to the Frenchman the two sides have been unable to reach an agreement yet. After speaking about Robin Van Persie’s leave, Wenger turned his attention to Walcott, saying:
‘We are still trying to extend his deal.’
‘When a player doesn’t want to stay you either force him or you let him go.’
‘We live in the economic reality which other clubs do not,’ said Wenger. ‘There are some things we cannot afford to do. It is as simple as that.
The discutions will probably have a positive outcome for the Gunners as Theo has announced that he will continue to negotiate. The announcement was made after the European tournament, when Walcott has stated that he is not interested in rumours speaking about a possible move to Juventus or Liverpool, and that he wants to extend his deal with the Gunners.
If Alex Song will also leave though, that would be a problem, because as a player of Walcott’s value, you want to have others just as valuable next to you. What do you think will happen?