Theo Walcott’s time at Arsenal seems to be coming to an end after it was revealed that the club will be holding the third round of negotiations with the 23-year-old England international, but the former Southampton winger is not expected to sign the deal with Arsenal. Theo Walcott has made it categorically clear that he would like to play as the striker for Arsenal or any other club. However, he has been vastly utilised as the winger by Arsene Wenger during his six years at the club. Due to his refusal to sign a new contract, the manager Arsene Wenger has not started him in the matches up until now.
He has been part of the Arsenal starting line-up in only two of the last 10 matches, but he has made an incredible amount of contribution as the substitute. He is also keen on getting around £ 100,000 per week as wages, while Arsenal are not prepared to go beyond their strict wage structure of £ 60,000 per week. A number of clubs are showing interest in the 23-year-old, who will be available on a free transfer at the end of this season. He will be able to discuss terms with other clubs come January.
With only a few months before the start of the January transfer window, there seems to be no closer to resolution between the two parties. Chelsea, Manchester city, and Juventus are some of the clubs who are interested in signing the 23-year-old. If Theo Walcott does decide not to sign a new deal with Arsenal in this round of negotiation, then the club could potentially place him on sale in the January transfer window itself rather than lose him for nothing in the summer. The presence of the ‘Ox’ has reduced the need for Theo Walcott at the club.