The last time Stewart Robson had something positive to say about Arsenal was, nobody knows, because it was before records began. The former player seems to have a chip on his shoulder the size of the Emirates stadium, because he is never slow to comment about news coming from Arsenal and he is relentlessly negative.
The Talksport presenter has now offered his words of wisdom about the Theo Walcott contract situation and, surprise surprise, he thinks that Arsenal and Arsene Wenger has got it wrong. Most Arsenal fans are pleased about the news that Walcott is about to sign a new contract worth about £90,000 a week, but Robson thinks Theo has had Arsenal on and is about to stop playing well and scoring.
“If Olivier Giroud and Lukas Podolski were playing well and Santi Cazorla was getting bags of goals, then Theo Walcott would have left Arsenal in the January transfer window. Theo Walcott has come along at just the right time and will get paid double what he really deserves.
“Theo Walcott is overrated. He’s got good pace and is looking like a good finisher, but his general game understanding is not very good. Most of the other players at Arsenal have a better technical understanding of the game.”
For the record, Robson smashed in a mighty fifteen league goals in his 150 games for Arsenal. You can bet that if Arsenal sold Walcott, Robson would be the first to pipe up saying that Arsenal were a selling club and should have done what it takes to keep Theo.
Remember that Walcott is still only 23-years old. It does seem like we have been waiting ages for him to fulfill his potential, but this season he has started to do so. It would be the worst possible time to sell him. If Giroud was scoring… blah blah blah. If we had Messi and Ronaldo we wouldn’t need Theo, but we haven’t got them and we DO need him. In the Premier league today, £90,000 a week is not even a lot of money, so ignore Robson and be glad that we are keeping Walcott.