Representatives of the 23-year old England international, Theo Walcott, will meet with officials from Arsenal today in an attempt to finally agree terms over a new long term contract for the winger who is becoming a striker. It is believed that Arsenal have acceded to his requirements, or at least compromised on their stance enough to persuade the speedy star to sign a new deal.
It would be great for everyone connected with Arsenal if we could finally put all the uncertainty behind us and announce that Walcott will be a Gunner for years to come. That would leave Wenger free to concentrate on bringing in some quality additions to the Arsenal squad during this transfer window.
It will be interesting to see if we are still in the market for Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace, or whether he was being lined up as a possible replacement for Walcott, in case the club could not agree terms with our top scorer for the season so far. Although Wenger does not arrange the contracts personally, he will have had a big say in it, probably telling club officials it is vital not to lose another star player.
“My desire is to extend his contract. He belongs here and hopefully we can do it.”