ars-magica-50A month ago, I was convinced that the Arsenal would sell Theo Walcott during the January transfer window.

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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