Good evening, you sexually provocative bunch of rascals.
It’s one of those days today. I could be watching ‘El Clasico’, but the sight of Cesc gleefully exchanging passes with Messi whilst skipping about the pitch like a Rabbit in a meadow invariably fills me with resentment. Coupled with the fact it’s a game with petulance levels to rival a over-privileged kids primary school, I decided I’d sooner urinate incandescent razor blades. If there has ever been a larger collection of deplorable, irksome, whiney tits on a football field, I am yet to witness it.
Doing my rounds navigating all those wonderful news outlets across Goonerland, I came across on or two discussions regarding perpetual underachiever and king of the cross-cum-shot, Theo Walcott. At the beginning of the month, preliminary contract negotiations between Theo and the club opened. Walcott and van Persie’s contracts both end in the summer of 2013, and whilst we should throw everything from Vegas dancers to gold encrusted money at Robin, Theo’s alleged wage demands of £85k per week abhor me slightly. Our talismanic Dutchman’s performances and influence warrant a bumper wage increase, but do Walcott’s? I’m not so sure… No.. I’m absolutely certain they don’t.
Our No14 can be brilliant and unbelievably shit-awful in equal measure. When he performs, when his decision making is good; he can be a real handful for anyone. When his game is off, however, he can look like a rat scuttling about the kitchen after the light’s switched on. There have been moments this season where could of happily throttled him. The debacle at Old Trafford being paramount amongst the examples I could mention; he was bloody dreadful at Swansea, too.
And that’s my point regarding his contract. The numbers quoted are ridiculous. Until he can provide some level of consistency in his play (that isn’t bad), the club shouldn’t pay him a raise like that. He has to prove himself. I believe that underneath the frustration lies a player that’s can become a vital cog in the Arsenal machine, but that’s the same thing said at the beginning of the past 5 seasons. The time for Theo to act is now, and the club shouldn’t consider his contract until he has. Unlike Robin van Persie, he isn’t irreplaceable.
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