A report from the London Evening Standard suggests that Arsene Wenger is becoming increasingly frustrated with Theo Walcott’s current situation at the club and he wants it sorted before the January transfer window opens.
It is well known that the England international runs out of contract at the Emirates Stadium in the summer, which means he is free to talk to potential buyers of him in the January.
Although it is still believed both Arsenal and Walcott himself want a deal done soon – there does not appear to be any kind of movement on the matter.
If the Gunners don’t act quickly, they could be in danger of losing a man who has been a match winner for them a number of times over the years. Walcott is also an experienced English Premier League player now that Arsenal cannot afford to lose.
When asked about the situation, Wenger said: “With Theo, I have no news. I personally am not involved in that directly. Indirectly of course yes, but at the moment we have not made any progress.
“I am frustrated, honestly. Between the player and me it is all clear, he knows what he wants and he has to make up his mind.
Should a deal not have been agreed by the New Year, then a number of clubs are likely to enquire about the service of the England winger.
The likes of Manchester City and Liverpool have been reportedly interested, so they could be ready to make their move on Walcott.