Even though Walcott was making his presence felt on the pitch (scoring against Reading and Newcastle, and creating a penalty kick opportunity against Wigan), he still did not demonstrate the consistency that one would expect from a player demanding £100,000 a week. That kind of salary would put him among the top, if not at the top, of all the players. Is he actually more valuable to AFC than a Wilshere, Cazorla, Arteta, or Podolski? I would argue not.
Arsenal’s offer to Theo was allegedly £75,000 a week for five years. Perhaps a bit on the stingy side, but not far off the mark. I was expecting Arsenal to make a counter-offer of 85 or 90 max. Take it, or be sold.
But on January 18, the BBC announced that Walcott had…
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