Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Let Theo Go

By all accounts Theo Walcott wants £100,000 a week.

That is exactly £99,999 a week more than I would pay him.

Seriously though, he is lucky I don't run the club, because if I did, and he demanded that amount of money, I would hire Jonny Wilkinson to drop kick him and his agent out of the Emirates.

Now don't get me wrong, it would be good for Theo Walcott to stay at the club. But not at that money. And I'm glad Arsenal aren't bowing to his demands.

The thing is we are in a catch 22 situation. People will say Arsenal are mad to pay him that kind of money if we do and on the other hand people will say we are a selling club (again) if we get rid.

Personally I'd like him to stay.

However I wouldn't be too gutted if he left as long as he was replaced PROPERLY and not with some 13 year-old Spanish left-back we stole from Real Betis who Wenger tries to convert into a right-winger.

To be fair Arsenal have to take a lot of the blame for this situation. To have yet another player run into the last year of his contract is diabolical. 

It seems we haven't learnt the lessons from the past and we can't keep making the same mistake. Either we have to tie players down to a 100 year-long contract or we have to incorporate a dead-line of some sort.

A player entering the last year of his contract should be put in a room with Beth Ditto and Frank Lampard told to sign a new deal or be eaten. It's that simple.

Either that or be sold by the end of June.

If Theo goes I'd be disappointed but not devastated. He isn't worth £100,000 a week and if that is what he wants then I suggest he goes elsewhere.

Follow me on Twitter @_Wrighty7

Keep It Goonerish........

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sell him chambo is better and go sign hatem Ben arfa haha he's class !

Anonymous said...

"A player entering the last year of his contract should be put in a room with Beth Ditto and Frank Lampard told to sign a new deal or be eaten. It's that simple"

Possibly the best line ever.

Anonymous said...

If Djourou, THE WORST PLAYER I'VE EVER SEEN IN MY WHOLE LIFE, earns 60k, I don't see why Theo Walcott couldn't earn 100k.

iain said...

quality Wrighty and I couldnt agree more. The sprinty little tinkerbell should listen to himself and not his agent- he isnt worth big money as he hasnt proved anything as of yet.

ted bare said...

Welbeck SIGNED a new contract last week longer and better paid , so the idea is to either resign them longer with better deals or sell them with 2 years left on their contacts.

Richard Goh said...

Agree with all the way, wrighty. Not exactly reliable.

Deanthegunner said...

How about give him 75k a week an depending on how many assist / goals he gets it could rise then, but if he did leave I wouldnt be too worried because I think the ox is the real deal!! All it means is that it puts another dent in the clubs profile.....

Anonymous said...

How abt putting his wag in a room with John terry?

Anonymous said...

Arsenal should just sell and buy jesus navas.

Invicta Moto said...

I am quite happy to sell Wally.

It will be a problem at games as we won't be able to play "Where's Wally" as he hides behind the big boys on the opposition so that no one can get the ball to him, as he did successfully against Sunderland last weekend.

But can you see Ivan the Terrible and Pere Wenger spending the alleged £12m on a decent non-French player that can come straight in?

We let Song go as Pere Wenger has Jack to fill to role...... He's injured until when? We have Abou Diaby back... not a defensive midfielder and who would stake their like of him being injury free? Only Wenger it seems.

indian gooner said...

Theo walcott is not worth 40k/week let alone 100k.He is deluded if he thinks hell get that money elsewhere either. He should either sign on our terms or leave.
Wenger is finally standing up to these players and their agents.We need to clear out the deadwood before this window closes- even if it means we take a hit on a couple of them(like chamakh,squillaci,park) and bloody buy some ready made replacement rather than another 16 yr old who wants to leave us after we train them.

Gooner said...

Letting Theo go is a huge mistake if it happens, he is one of the best players in his position in the EPL and the stats back it up. more goals and assists that Lennon and Young, whilst having marginally lower assists and goals than Bale and Nani.

When he is on form he is untouchable, as he was against Chelsea and Spurs last season. If he goes anywhere else he could easily command 90k+, Theo on our side is better than against us. Even without scoring and apparently 'hiding' he gives the opposing LB a lot to think about due to his ability to break at pace.

Anonymous said...

Feo should just do One! Definitely not worth the sort of figures being discussed, for that sort of money a player should at least have the basic skill set required to play the game, and not just be able to run fast.
All the nonsense about him wanting to play through the middle is just a Pipe dream. Feo's lack of Spacial awareness and his dreadful positional play are his major flaws that will prevent him from becoming anything other than a Speedy winger.

Neil B said...

Good post Dazza, Personnally I would sell him, he has had enough time to develope and I feel the ox is a far better player all round. I would like to see sturridge at the emirates as he is more clinicle than theo, its a shame this didnt happen before sunderland nabed johnson!

I like the rumour of Dezko coming to us as part of a deal for walcott but I cant see him taking a pay cut!

I see ian wright keeps urging wenger to go for Defoe. Wrighty and Defoe are good mates so maybe he knows he woyuld be up for a move to us???

Neil Neil

Steve said...

Seems the only way to rid us of the deadwood (walcott included) is to get rid of wenger, asap.

Carolynntfq said...

Tell your employees to be careful not to let their laptops overheat. Anyone in the New York City area can continue the music celebration by attending Jordin Sparks surprise performance on July 28.But heres the catch theyll have to find her first! The location of Sparks performance is a mystery, so keep your eyes on theVH1 Save The Music Foundation tab on theEnergizer BunnyFacebook page, check out the Energizer BunnyTwitter handle,@EnergizerBunnyor follow #EnergizerSTM on Twitter for the latest news and hints. Going green is all the dell laptop battery rage for a lot of reasons.