It’s finally over! Reports are coming in that the Arsenal winger Theo Walcott has signed a new contract with the club worth £90k per week not including other add-ons or over £20 million over five years. This contract saga which has carried on for about six months since the summer comes at a time when Arsenal seem to be losing its best player without the ability to attract new ones to the club. As everyone knows, the contract stand-off has a lot to do with the money involved (Walcott wanted £100k while Arsenal was only prepared to pay £75k) but also the position that the player wants to play. For the later, Arsene Wenger seems to try and accomodate Walcott in the past month or so but whether it will still be the case in the future remains to be seen. In truth, Walcott has done well when in the central position but many critics (myself included) remains skeptical about the player’s ability as a central striker.
In other news, Arsene Wenger is said to be thinking about making a bid for Hatem Ben Arfa of Newcastle. Ben Arfa is said to be exploring new avenues as Newcastle seems intent on cashing in with the sale of its stars. As he has proven in the Premiership, Ben Arfa is a good player but seems to be a little inconsistent and too injury prone. However, he would be a great addition to the team as Arsene Wenger tries to accomodate Walcott in the middle. The fight for Ben Arfa won’t be easy though as mega rich Paris Saint Germain is also said to be interested in the player.