Found November 08, 2012 on Finishers Forum:
Mired in contract negotiations and probably distracted by a desired position change, Theo Walcott has seen his Arsenal starting status all but disappear this season… It was just last year that we witnessed Theo emerge as one of Wenger’s main men, a player influential enough to claim the second most goals (8) and third most assists (8) on the team, and consistent enough to garner 32 starts in 35 EPL games played. Walcott had supposedly become an Arsenal mainstay last season, and his performances then looked like the promising launch point for many more years of regular first-team football… but just one season later, and already 10 games in, the speedy Southampton product has only been called upon for 1 measly EPL start. With the crushing departure of Robin van Persie, you’d of thought Arsene Wenger would wipe away tears and quickly look to Theo Walcott as possibly the most crucial offensive holdover from last year’s team. That would make the most sense, considering the important role...

Arsenal manager denies dropping Walcott due to contract standoff

Arsenal manager denies dropping Walcott due to contract standoff - originally posted on Soccerlens.comArsenal manager Arsene Wenger has rubbished claims that Walcott has been ignored from the starting eleven due to his contract wrangle. Theo Walcott has made only three starts this season for Arsenal, two of which came in the League Cup games. His only start in the league came in...

Wenger denies freezing out Walcott

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insists that he is not freezing Theo Walcott out of the team. Walcott has not started a Premier League game since August amid claims that problems with his ongoing contract talks are the main reason for him not starting. But Wenger is adamant that Walcott's current absence from the starting line-up is due to illness and nothing more. "I will...

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Jack Wilshire finally squashed the injury bug which kept him out of action for 17 months, and one Arsenal fan marked the occasion by doing what he does best. “Jack’s Back” is the latest Arsenal-related song by Roxy Harris — the man who urged Theo Walcott re-sign with the Gunners in “Sign da Ting.” The tune is a fitting tribute to a player many think will be a key figure...

Gunners working to keep Theo

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has insisted the that club are doing all they can to keep Theo Walcott at the Emirates Stadium. And Wenger stressed the ongoing contract wrangle must be settled "one way or another" before the new year. The England forward took his tally to eight goals for the season with the opening strike in the midweek Champions League draw at Schalke...
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