I think Raheem Sterling has done very well this season and seems to have a bright future ahead of him, but Arsenal have somebody better, Theo Walcott. When I saw reports today suggesting that Arsene Wenger was going to offer Walcott and £8 million to Liverpool for their 17-year old winger, I nearly spat lager all over my laptop.
The story was in The Sun, so there may be nothing in it, I hope not. Wenger did say that he would get a big name player in if Walcott did leave, but he also said that he wants to keep him. Another brilliant display from Walcott today adds weight to his side of the contract negotiations, and Wenger knows that. The manager did say that his performance proved that he does want to remain at Arsenal.
So give him what he wants. Theo has been frustrating over the years, but he is better now than he has ever been. He proved today that he can win matches, he can cross good balls from the wing and he can finish. Walcott is only 23 and will just keep getting better. Why on earth would Arsenal even consider losing him? If it is over wages, pay him. If he leaves for nothing it will cost millions to replace him, and they might not have the same understanding with Cazorla, Giroud and Sagna that Walcott obviously has. Ask Giroud if he wants Walcott to stay. Surely even his doubters must now be changing their minds. Am I right, Gooners?